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Tunnel Boring Machine Charlotte Completes Connection Tunnel Drive

Infra News - Published on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

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The super sewer became one step closer to cleaning up the River Thames yesterday as tunnelling machine Charlotte completed her journey to Fulham, finishing a vital connection tunnel beneath the river. The 1.1 km connection tunnel, created at a depth of around 30 meters, will take sewage overflows from King George’s Park into the main 25 km tunnel at Carnwath Road, where it will be transferred to east London for treatment instead of polluting London's waterway.

Charlotte is one of the project’s smaller Tunnel Boring Machines, measuring three metres wide and more than 70 metres long and is named after suffragist Charlotte Despard. She was the first to break through the ground to complete a section of tunnel for London’s new super sewer in October.

Having dug the 500m southern section of the Frogmore Connection Tunnel, from Dormay Street to King George’s Park, she was then hoisted from the shaft, taken back to Dormay Street and put back into the ground to tunnel the final 600m to Carnwarth Road.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 07 Jul 2020
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