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This was not the first time a permanent link between Britain and France had been proposed. Albert Mathieu, a French engineer, won support from Napoleon Bonaparte to build a tunnel which would have allowed horse-drawn carriages to make the crossing. An artificial island halfway across would have provided ventilation.

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Now a howling mob descended to the river bank and tried to push across the bridges.

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If you are traveling from Manhattan's west side, and don't mind walking an extra three blocks, take the 1, 2 or 3 train to Chambers Street, and walk east. From , cross Park Row to begin the walk across the Bridge.

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Three years later, the idea of a cross-Channel link was revived by the two governments. Five plans involving various combinations of tunnels, dykes and suspension bridges were considered before the current tunnel design was chosen.

Eventually the bridge was so choked with bodies that people crossing it were no longer walking on wood.
Some tried to rush across the flaming bridge only to have it crumble, dumping them into the freezing water, simultaneously burnt and freezing.

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The planks which were laid down across the top of the bridges were certainly not nailed down, and given the shortage of nails and cramp irons it is unsure that even the supporting stringers which ran between the trestles were secured.

The first troops to cross the infantry bridge were the men of General Legrand's Division, who also wheeled two cannon across with them.

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Motorists would have paid £5.60 and lorry drivers £8 to drive across the bridge, suspended 67m (220ft) above the Channel, according to files released today by the National Archives.

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