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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Tube closures due to WW2 Unexploded Bomb Disposal

The World War Two unexploded bomb was finally made safe on Friday night and BBC London have
exclusive video footage of it being detonated. They used an un-manned camera just 10 metres away.

BBC London Footage of WW2 bomb detonation

The work to make the suspected World World Two unexploded bomb safe, over ran for days and caused public transport delays in the Bromley By Bow area.

The Hammersmith & City Line was suspended between Whitechapel & Barking and the District Line between Whitechapel and Plaistow. The bomb was found in a river at Sugar House Lane, near Bromley-by-Bow London Underground station, at about 1151 BST on Monday 2nd June. The immediate area was evacuated following the discovery of the bomb.

Bromley-By-Bow Tube Station by Last Rounds

A Police spokesperson said initially that cordons would be in place for three days and there are restrictions along the River Lee navigation from Bow Locks to Old Ford Locks.

For more on when the bomb was originally found see Londonist

As they say "All of which prompted us to wonder, out of idle interest, just how many UXBs remain buried in London to this day and stumbled across this list of known locations from 1996 although it should be noted that some of these 'may by now have been dug-up and neutralised'."

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