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Victoria Embankment. Engraving. The Victoria Embankment was completed in 1870. A new river wall was built up to 500 feet out into the Thames, providing 37 acres of new land. This engraving shows a cross-section through the Embankment beneath Charing Cross Station. It shows an undergorund conduit carrying water and gas mains, telegraph cables and beneath that is the low-level intercepting sewer. The Metropolitan District Railway occupied a tunnel under the newly laid-out Embankment Gardens. This engraving was published in the 'Illustrated London News' dated June, 1867.
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