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UK’s huge new £5bn tunnel finally finished but tourists will never be able to walk down it | UK | News

UK’s huge new £5bn tunnel finally finished but tourists will never be able to walk down it | UK | News

The construction of a £5billion tunnel in London has been completed after eight years – but you’ll never be able to walk down it. Thames Tideway Tunnel is a 25km-long super sewer designed to slash the level of sewage pollution along a section of the River Thames through central London. Tens of millions of tonnes of storm sewage spill into the river annually, but once operational the super sewer should reduce spills entirely, according to its backers. The final piece of the tunnel – a 1,200 tonne concrete lid – was lifted into place on top of a deep shaft at Abbey Mills Pumping Station in Stratford, east London, on Wednesday (March 27). Tideway has now built the full 15.5 miles (25km) main tunnel, a three mile (4.5km) connection tunnel in south east London and a 1,100m tunnel in south west London. The company’s Chief Exec Andy Mitchell said in a statement : “This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The underground civil engineering on the Tideway project is now complete following eight …