Entrance to the Channel tunnel, 1991.
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Crane at the entrance to the North Portal of the Channel tunnel at Cheriton, Kent, by Lynn Patrick, 6 June 1991. The Channel Tunnel opened in 1995, to create a rail link between London and Brussels and Paris, and connections to many other European cities. The tunnel took 7 years to build and cost £2,700 million.