The Thames Barrier consists of a series of ten separate movable gates positioned end-to-end across the River Thames.

Each gate is pivoted and supported between concrete piers that house the operating machinery and control equipment.

When we close the Barrier we seal off part of the upper Thames from the sea.

Thames Barrier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information of this Barrier can be obtained from the following website.