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1873
Article: Severn Tunnel construction

Severn Tunnel - Associated engineer: Sir John Hawkshaw

date 1873 - 1st September 1886

OS grid reference ST500860

ICE reference number HEW 232

The longest rail tunnel in Britain at 4 miles 624 yards. It was a terrific struggle to complete its construction: a battle against groundwater and tides.


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