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Workers from the Fondedile division of Systems Geotechnique install a Pali Radice piling system to tie the wall more securely into its river bed foundations, using custom manufactured high capacity, but small sized piling rigs. The wharf, originally made as a present from King Alfred the Great to his brother-in-law Ethelred in 883AD, is being reconstructed, strengthened and its height raised by one meter, by the City of London Corporation in partnership with the Environmental Agency to improve London's flood defences.

A worker removes extension tubes from the drilling head

A worker attends the pile boring operation at the edge of the harbour wall. The River Thames, London Bridge, the Millenium Bridge and the Tate Modern can be seen in the background.

The narrow and highly constricted working platform can be seen. The Globe Theatre is visible on the opposite bank of the River.