The Tower Subway under the Thames. 1870s. Nicholas Bentley, who includes a contemporary engraving of the tunnel in The Victorian Scene: 1837-1901, explains that "it runs a quarter of a mile beneath the Thames between Tower Hill and Bermondsley. Built to reduce pedestrian traffic jams, its construction in the 'seventies was considered as a miracle of engineering" (19).

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