Medway Tunnel – Facts and Figures
|Cut and Cover Tunnel|
|West Bank||95 metres long|
|East Bank||260 metres long|
|Immersed Tube Tunnel|
|Section Width||23.9 metres|
|Section Height||9.15 metres|
|Section Weight||approx. 30,000 tonnes each|
|Section Length||2 sections at 126 metres - 1 section at 118 metres
|Total Tunnel Length||725 metres between portals|
|Total Scheme Length||1.5 km between Pembroke Road in Chatham Maritime and Anthony's Way in Frindsbury|
|Total Scheme Cost||£80,000,000|
|Construction Began||July 1992|
|Tunnel Opened||12 June 1996|
Each section of the tunnel weighs 30,000 tonnes – over six times the weight of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Chatham.
The tunnel needed 100,000 cubic metres of concrete weighing 250,000 tonnes and requiring 20,000 truck loads to deliver.
The 1,500 miles of steel bars used to reinforce the concrete, if laid end to end, would stretch from Chatham to Moscow.