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The Jubilee River story (0002b8a)   UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Flood prevention in the Thames Valley (1926)

In 1926 the Thames Conservancy knew they had a problem.

Their solution (shown below) consists of widening the river in places, raising the banks and chiefly, in providing [17] cuts or relief channels to straighten out the dangerous bend.  Sixteen main bridges and over one hundred minor bridges would have to be demolished and rebuilt.  Estimated total cost = 9m.

 

Ref: Illustrated London News - Jan 16th 1926.-95

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