The Thames has supported London’s trade, tourism and traffic for centuries. But as the capital’s population reaches new records, the river is the latest piece of infrastructure to begin to feel the strain.
HMS Belfast (on the right below) is a Town-class light cruiser that was built for the Royal Navy. She is now permanently moored as a museum ship on the River Thames in London and is operated by the Imperial War Museum.
Traffic on Thames
More than 10 years in planning due to formidable opposition, but only four years in actual construction, the Golden Gate Bridge brought the communities of San Francisco and Marin counties closer together.
Here is a view of the bridge with traffic leaving San Francisco towards Marin County …..
Looking at Golden Gate Bridge
A traffic policeman stands in middle of a busy intersection in Tokyo, Japan, circa 1985
In the Middle