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Report - Dark Arches, Leeds - July 15

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Hydro, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Hydro

    Hydro 28DL Regular User
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    My first drain/culvert - done a few since but this one is the best ive seen.

    Bit of history to start;

    In 1864 it was proposed to build "New Station" in Leeds. Construction began in 1866 and the station was completed in 1869. The new station was built on arches which span the River Aire, Neville Street and Swinegate. The building of the station led to the creation of the 'Dark Arches' over Neville Street. Over 18 million bricks were used during their construction, breaking records at the time. Although the arches appear to be part of one single structure, closer inspection reveals that it is a series of independent viaducts two or four tracks wide.

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    The Explore;


    After generally treking around Leeds looking for more rooftops we decided to have a walk down the Dark Arches and see what we could find, not expecting to be very successful how ever we were in luck! We found an access point, a quick look around and a short climb later we were in a drain :)

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    Good looking place. Would maybe liked to see a bit more pics from inside here. And a couple of pics are slightly dark. But them places are damn tough to pic sometimes. But thx for sharing and welcome back.
     
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    Its a good mooch and yeah lighting this place up either goes really well or terribly. there is no inbetween. Cheers bud
     
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    Lol yep if they wanna be pains to photograph they can be a nightmare. Thx m8ty kk. Look forward to seeing your other reports.
     
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