Unbuilt London: Straightening the River Thames

The River Thames is a rather curvy beast, especially around the Isle of Dogs, but had a plan in 1796 been carried out, it would be considerably straighter.

The big problem that was to be solved was that sailing ships were constrained by the wind conditions, and moved comparatively slowly, so navigating around the loop of…

Source: Unbuilt London: Straightening the River Thames

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