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benjojo posted 10 Feb 2024 13:52 +0000

Tired: testing out your networks flood protections regularly

Wired: observing your areas physical flood protection working regularly

(It is one of the few days where the London Thames barrier goes fully up to test if it works)

A photo of the London Thames barrier fully up and blocking water

tmcfarlane@toot.comm.. replied 10 Feb 2024 13:59 +0000
in reply to: https://benjojo.co.uk/u/benjojo/h/g87HG9K51GqMyC98Fb

@benjojo I did my work experience with a man that was one of the draughtsman on the Thames barrier and got to see some ipof his original (pen and paper) work on it. A true engineering marvel, and much like the work on y2k, I think many people wrongly assume it is a waste of money.
(Photo from a tall ship run I spent on that went through it!)