Ralph Dodd and the Gravesend and Tilbury tunnel scheme of 1798 by Harold W. Hart

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Statement(Reprinted from The journal of transport history, vol. vi, no. 4, November 1964).
ContributionsDodd, Ralph, 1756-1822.
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Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for free. Ralph Dodd and the Gravesend and Tilbury tunnel scheme of / Lists | Open Library. An imaginary view of the tunnel In a tunnel was proposed by engineer Ralph Dodd, linking Gravesend to Tilbury Fort under the river Thames.

This was intended to move troops from Gravesend barracks across the river more quickly to their destination.

The tunnel was thought to have started yards to the east of Tilbury Fort. Title: Plan of the proposed Gravesend to Tilbury Fort Tunnel Creator:?Ralph Dodd Description: Plan of the proposed Gravesend to Tilbury Fort Tunnel, showing the section under Rotherhithe, London.

The tunnel was proposed by Ralph Dodd inbut abandoned in due to water ingress. Date: [] Format: Engraving on paper, sectioned and mounted onto linen. Ralph Dodd’s Thames Tunnel was started some metres east of Tilbury Fort, to join Tilbury to Gravesend in An initial shaft for the tunnel was sunk but due to the local ground conditions a severe flood problem was experienced.

A steam driven pump was brought in and digging machines were commissioned in The engineer Ralph Dodd tried, but failed, to build a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury in [2] In –09 a group of Cornish miners, including Richard Trevithick, tried to dig a tunnel farther upriver between Rotherhithe and Wapping / Limehouse but failed because of.

In and attempt was made to construct a tunnel under the Thames between Tilbury and Gravesend, this was promoted by Ralph Dodd through a share issue. Of The Proposed Dry Tunnel, Or Passage, From Gravesend, in Kent, to Tilbury, in Essex; Demonstrating Its Practicability, And Great Importance to The Two Counties, And To The Nation At Large: Also On A Canal From Near Gravesend To Stroud.

With Some Miscellaneous And Practical Observations. By R. Dodd, Engineer. Ralph Dodd and the Gravesend and Tilbury Tunnel Scheme of Harold W.

Hart. Harold W. Hart. See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar for this author. First Published Nov 1, ; pp. – Abstract. Several projects to build a tunnel under the Thames had previously been attempted in order to improve north-south communications. InRalph Dodd suggested the construction of a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury.

Innovator and engineer Ralph Dodd, probably best known for the Grand Surrey Canal, first proposed the creation of a tunnel beneath the Thames from Gravesend to Tilbury in He managed to raise an Act of Parliament for the project in and was able to gain funding for it, but the project had to be abandoned in due to repeated water incursions during the construction of the.

Reports, with plans, sections, &c., of the proposed dry tunnel, or passage, from Gravesend in Kent to Tilbury in Essex: demonstrating its practicability and great importance to Ralph Dodd and the Gravesend and Tilbury tunnel scheme of 1798 book two counties, and to the nation at large: also on a canal from near Gravesend to Stroud [i.e.

Strood], with some miscellaneous and practical observations. Probably the earliest scheme for a tunnelled crossing of the Thames came from Ralph Dodd inafter "his early proposals for the Tyne. to promote a tunnel under the Thames. He had in fact two schemes, one to construct a tunnel linking Gravesend and Tilbury and the other to dig a six mile canal across the marshes to.

At the start of the 19th century, there was a pressing need for a new land connection between the north and south banks of the Thames to link the expanding docks on both sides of the river.

The engineer Ralph Dodd tried, but failed to build a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury in The place of the failed Severn tunnel of in the development of under-water tunnelling schemes from Ralph Dodd's unsuccessful attempt to make a Gravesend - Tilbury tunnel under the Thames into Marc and Isambard Brunel's Thames tunnel of is described.

Gravesend-Tilbury tunnel favoured for Lower Thames Crossing 26 Jan 16 The government is consulting on plans to bore twin road tunnels under the River Thames to. The engineer Ralph Dodd tried, but failed, to build a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury in [2] In – a group of Cornish miners, including Richard Trevithick, tried to dig a tunnel farther upriver between Rotherhithe and Wapping/Limehouse but.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The earliest gas works in Gravesend was set up in By Gravesend & Milton Gas Light Company and closed in The town was first lit by gas on 9 December Tunnel to Tilbury. This was an undertaking by Ralph Dodd in The proposed tunnel. Post to the north Tilbury Fort Post to the west Gravesend It was built under an Act of with a two mile tunnel between Higham and Strood having been promoted and designed by Ralph Dodd.

It was opened at Gravesend in The basin is said to have a paved floor and except for a small section of brick walling the basin was simply dug out. In Dodd published his proposal for the building of a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury to “The great and the good” of Kent and Essex.

His prospectus for the business played on the military advantages in having a tunnel as it had long been recognised that there was a need to be able to move troops rapidly between Kent and Essex in. The planned road would run from the M2 in Kent to the M25 between junctions 29 and 30 in Essex, tunnelling under the Thames east of Gravesend and Tilbury.

In he proposed to construct a canal from near Gravesend to Strood. In he published ‘Letters on the Improvement of the Port of London without making Wet Docks,’ but there is no evidence that those letters led to the adoption of any of his schemes. § Rear-Admiral SUETER.

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have had time to consider the immediate construction of the Lower Thames tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury, and the construction of the new road from Kingston-on-Thames to Tilbury, linking up to the main roads to the north, midland, and eastern counties, as such works will increase transport facilities and find.

Reports, with plans, sections, &c., of the proposed dry tunnel or passage, from Gravesend in Kent to Tilbury in Essex: demonstrating its practicability and great importance to the two counties, and to the nation at large: also on a canal from near Gravesend to Stroud, with some miscellaneous and practical observations.

[Ralph Dodd]. The Boys' Book of Engine-building-Archie Frederick Collins Tunnel, Or Passage, from Gravesend, in Kent, to Tilbury, in Essex-Ralph Dodd Title: Horizontal Steam Engine Plans | Author: K Payea - - Subject. This book reminds today's engineers to take hold of the popular imagination by creating a combination of public pleasure, wonder and excitement through innovative is a chronology of the Thames Tunnel: Ralph Dodd's attempt at a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury fails; Robert Vazie proposes a tunnel between Rotherhithe.

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Ralph Dodd and His Thames Projects. Ralph Dodd, a marine painter turned engineer, was the first in to promote a tunnel under the Thames. He had in fact two schemes, one to construct a tunnel linking Gravesend and Tilbury and the other to dig a six mile canal across the marshes to the river Medway.

The canal project did. The engineer Ralph Dodd tried, but failed, to build a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury in [3] In –09 a group of Cornish miners, including Richard Trevithick, tried to dig a tunnel farther upriver between Rotherhithe and Wapping / Limehouse but failed because of.

The first engineer was the eccentric Ralph Dodd, who in had attempted—unsuccessfully—to drive a tunnel under the Thames to connect Tilbury and Gravesend.

He was assisted by his sons Barrodall and George, and his clerk of works, one Robert Dodd, may also have been related to him. This book reminds today's engineers to take hold of the popular imagination by creating a combination of public pleasure, wonder and excitement through innovative is a chronology of the Thames Tunnel: Ralph Dodd's attempt at a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury fails; Robert Vazie proposes a tunnel between Rotherhithe.

The engineer Ralph Dodd tried, but failed, to build a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury in [ 2 ] In – a group of Cornish miners, including Richard Trevithick, tried to dig a tunnel farther upriver between Rotherhithe and Wapping/Limehouse but.

Skip to main content. MENU. Search Browse; Resources. Authors; Librarians; Editors; Societies. As the book illustrates, boldness and great optimism continued to typify the mindset of the project team until the first Londoners walked from one side of the city to the other, beneath the Thames, in A Chronology of the Thames Tunnel: Ralph Dodd's attempt at a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury fails; Robert Vazie proposes a Reviews: 3.

The idea of running a tunnel under the Thames was first proposed in by Ralph Dodd, the engineer for the Grand Surrey Canal, and work began on a tunnel to link Gravesend and Tilbury. However it was impossible to prevent water flooding.

Jools and I met got tickets for the first public opening of the Thames Tunnel in more than a century a few years back. I think it was open again earlier this year too. Prior to the East London Line reopening as part of the London Overground network, people had the chance to walk between Views: 26K.

Gravesend Civil Defence Bunker This bunker is situated in Woodlands park in Gravesend on the site of a WW2 air raid shelter.

It was built in as a command centre for local emergency services, to be utilised in the event of a nuclear attack. The Thames Tunnel is an underwater tunnel, built beneath the River Thames in London, United Kingdom, connecting Rotherhithe and Wapping.

It measures 35 feet (11 m) wide by 20 feet (6 m) high and is 1, feet ( m) long, running at a depth of Views: 88K.[p] Brunel is most popularly known by his great work of engineering construction—the Thames Tunnel—consisting of a brick-arched double roadway under the river between Wrapping and Rotherhithe.

Inan attempt was made to construct an archway under the Thames from Gravesend to Tilbury by Ralph Dodd, engineer; and inthe ‘Thames Archway Company’ commenced a .Inan attempt was made to construct an archway under the Thames, from Gravesend to Tilbury, by Ralph Dodd, engineer; and in the “Thames Archway Company” commenced a similar work from Rotherhithe to Limehouse, under the direction of Vasey and Trevethick, two Cornish miners: the horizontal excavation had reached feet, when the.

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