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Report - Megatron, Sheffield, September 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Mr_T, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Mr_T

    Mr_T 28DL Full Member
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    I love little forgotten homes full of bits, they always have a story. But new found love of tunnels, caves, mines and drains etc took over last year. I've seen so many photos and known about it for years, so was nice to finally tick it off the list. Thanks to Raz for helping with a few bits of information on this.

    As I neared my chosen entry, what could I see, yes workman working directly where I needed to be. So of across Sheffield I trotted to find another.

    Below Park Hill, the train station and Ponds Forge - three rivers meet in a Victorian-engineered subterranean cathedral, built to protect the city from devastating floods. Built during the 1860s, the brick arched tunnels were an effort to channel Sheffield’s three rivers away from the bustling heart of the city.

    There is not a lot to say about the Megatron that has not been said before, a true classic!


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    You got to get a selfie at every explore, its the law ;)

    Hope my first post was ok and you liked the pictures.
     

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  2. concreteJungle

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    Nice set, especially no 2.
     
  3. Mr_T

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    Thanks pal, got to love them Lensers :thumb
     
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    Nicely lit mate :thumb Always enjoy it down here

    Don"t think i"ve seen it jumbled up before & you"ve even sneaked a Porter Brook one in as well ;)

    Any from the deep end ?
     
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    Thanks, need a re visit here, interesting place. Thought was pretty much all called Megatron to be honest. They was working on the entrance to the deep end ( well on the one entrance i know) this is why another visit is in order mate. What photo's porter brook?
     
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    Cracking pics

    The cathedral arch at the end is worth almost snapping your ankles for
     
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    If the crappy weather calm downs, ill go try and snap them. I imagine its a bit deep and temperamental down there at minute.
     
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    It's always deep down that end chest waders are essential unless you like swimming. I would imagine there's lots of debris creating deeper flooded sections (than there already was) with all the recent water & crap getting pushed through .

    The Porter Brook bit is the curved culvert in your pics which only takes a pallet to create a blockage. And they wonder why it floods so easily in Sheffield ;)

    We had the Bat survey people down by the middle section late one night (pre scaffolding) wondering if it would affect them. The Bats are all up the Cathedral Arch end (where the Sheaf discharges unto the River Don) which is by the remains of Castle Market if anyone didn't know? .

    I will add that there's roof damage to the reinforced concrete roof section under the old Market which had concrete coming away from the rebars which seems to have increased since the demo work began above it. Which is no surprise with the heavy plant working only metres above it (bet nobody from the Council's checked that)

    I've been 4 times and never posted them yet
     
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    Like them pics.... been meaning to get down there for literally years... gonna have too now!! :D
     
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    Fantastic pics fella. Some of the best I've seen from here.
     
  11. Mr_T

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    Thanks pal. Im not sure about that, im happy with them ;)
     
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