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World's oldest underwater tunnel opened to public

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The world's oldest underwater tunnel has been opened to the public for the first time in almost 150 years.

The Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe in East London is welcoming visitors for two days to show why it was once regarded as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

Director of the Brunel Museum, Robert Hulse, explains why the tunnel was initially built.

Greg McKenzie reports.

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