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Report - A Culvert at Tanfield July 2012

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by undead crow, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. undead crow

    undead crow 28DL Full Member
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    Hopefully my photos are not to bad but i am just starting out and have a lot to learn .

    Tanfield culvert was built in 1773 to make a big embankment for the railway above along
    With the bridge near by called Causey arch which is the worlds oldest railway bridge .
    The bridge and culvert are both grade 1 listed . Well starting from the old side you
    Have a sandstone slab floor and a bit on you have an ankle jerking boulder floor
    Which then turns into a lovely wooden railway sleeper floor then you end up at a not so
    nice modern part the only thing is you need waders as I found out when all I was
    wearing was wellies so on with the pics .



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    The start of the culvert

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    Looking back towards the way i walked in

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    Another looking back makes it look like the stream is in flood

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    some of the wooden beams holding tons of rock and earth up

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    Looking at this you would think i was down in a mine not a culvert

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    modern part of the culvert

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    The other side

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    Seen this floating about

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    A sign that makes you want to do it lol

    Well that's it hope you enjoy and it's well worth a look
     
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  2. RetroGamerVX

    RetroGamerVX 28DL Full Member
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    I think I shall be videoing this soon :eek:)
     
  3. Oort

    Oort The spice expands consciousness.
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    Fourth pic is awesome!
     
  4. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Not a bad effort that :thumb Looks like a good wander.
     
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