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Thames Barrier, The

Synopsis
Opens with pictures of the devastation caused when the Thames flooded in 1953 killing over 300 people. Explains why the Thames is susceptible to flooding and how the barrier will prevent this. The design of the barrier had to ensure that it was reliable, aesthetically acceptable and that the Thames remained navigable. The construction of the gate and the gate arms, and their transportation to the site is shown. The barrier is seen in operation.
Series
European Steel Design Education Programme
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1983
Availability
Sale; 1995 sale: £55.00 (inclusive)
Uses
Undergraduates in engineering, water technologists. hydrologists as an introduction to the project.*
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
civil engineering; flood control; steel construction

Credits

Director
Michael Bennett

Production Company

Name

Turners Film Productions

Sponsor

Name

Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company

Name

Sheffield

Distributor

Name

European Steel Design Education Programme

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