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Report - Irk culverts, Manchester, July 2014

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by stranton, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    The Irk passes through 2 culverts
    one at Middleton beneath shopping precinct and bus coach / station,
    another at Ducie bridge beneath Victoria train station and Phones 4 U arena.
    Merging with the Irwell, under a railway bridge at Mounts bank.

    thanks too Nickindroy for the info on this,
    much appriciated. :thumb

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  2. Snake Oil

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    Nice culverts :thumb
     
  4. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    thanks :thumb
     
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    Good to see they are clearing that silt up, although there is surely better things for UU to be cleaning up in Manc, I have a list for them :p:

    The infall is the site of the old gas works, there used to be a big MAN holder there when I was a kid and one of the first structures I climbed in my youth, today it's a Tesco's or it was..

    Good effort on Optimus Prime too, the weather was far from ideal last month and I'm glad you used some common sense on that one :thumb

    The Irk has quite a lot to offer, take this trunk that dumps it's load here and there ;)

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  6. stranton

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    the folks operating JCB clearing crap,
    were surprised too see somebody emerge via the mouth of the culvert.
     
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  7. stranton

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    its not the cleanest of waterways
     
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    ^ that's clean for Manchester
     
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    Well in Strant, glad you took the rope advice mate. :thumb
     
  10. stranton

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    no problem entering as its a drop,
    but on exiting notice the rope was too short using a piece of scaffolding (picture 12) lying across water and stretching managed to reach rope and haul self free. :eek:
     
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    thanks for the replys folks :thumb
     
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    Nicely done, need to get my ass down these at some point :thumb
     
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    Hi, thanks for posting these.. I live in Middleton so it's pretty strange to see it appear on here.

    Is that first picture next to where Middleton Arena is? Was trying to work out where you were exactly.

    I assume the other pictures are from behind McBrides?

    Cheers. :)
     
  14. stranton

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    passes beneath the bus, coach station from east to west.
     
  15. Pinkman

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    Some nice stuff here mate :D

    Drains, sewers & waterways aren't really my thing but these shots are very appealing.
     
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