Tun­nel re-vi­sion

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EN­GI­NEERS ARE PIC­TURED look­ing at some of the four mil­lion bricks that make up the Re­gent’s Canal’s Is­ling­ton Tun­nel dur­ing a reg­u­lar ‘MOT-style’ in­spec­tion of the half-mile cen­tral Lon­don bore. They were on the look­out for any cracks, dam­aged brick­work or other struc­tural changes since the last in­spec­tion which would in­di­cate that re­pairs were needed.

CRT Her­itage Ad­vi­sor Florence Sal­berter ex­plained that “the bricks were hand­made and put in place two cen­turies ago; given the tech­nol­ogy avail­able in those times its amaz­ing to think how much was achieved”. Most of the orig­i­nal 200-year-old bricks are still sound to­day.

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