Press Association Photo: released 6th November 1982
The Barking Creek barrier, an impressive twin-
Designed by Binnie & Partners, it was built by French Kier Construction and made in Sheffield by Newton Chambers Engineering.
This was the first phase of the £727 million Thames Tidal Flood Protection Scheme.
The main Thames Barrier, opened early in 1983, is at Silvertown, Woolwich.