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Report - Bootle tunnel, Liverpool, June 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by stranton, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. stranton

    stranton the subterranean explorer
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    visited with @ACID- REFLUX & @Coolboyslim ,
    thankyou both for the help, support & patience while doing this.

    The tunnel is 481 yds long consisting of 2 identical single tunnel bores parallel to on another,
    running from Hawthrorn road to Oak street runs beneath Marsh lane & the Liverpool canal.
    The east portal lies in a steep cutting with heavy vegetation resembling a jungle,
    theres no air shafts except a gap at the halfway point which carries a utility bridge
    theres refuges on one side & adit passages on another connecting both tunnel bores
    the west portal is buried beneath debris to street level.
    The tunnel is on the former Langton branch, built entirely of black colliery bricks.
    opened in 1885, closed on 1st january 1968.
    Theres water & iron ore dirt the full length of the tunnel, 2 ft at the east rising to 4 ft at the west.

    east portal
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    left tunnel bore
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    refuge
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    adit passage connecting opposite tunnel bore
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    gap with utility bridge
    (now redundant)
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    west portal buried behind concrete wall
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    right tunnel bore
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    utility bridge above
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    & below
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    thanks stranton
     
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  2. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    Some good shots m8ty. Do love the bridge and that mint ray of light shot . And no worries was a mad night all round and fuckballs it was hot . But nice and cool in tunnel lol .... great post. See you soon
     
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  3. The Kwan

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    looks good, also liking the utility bridge, especially the first shot of it.
     
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    Nice stuff, looks more like a culvert than a railway tunnel in places
     
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    Great job Stranton.
     
  6. toby

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    Fabulous, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Good work liking the shots with the shaft of light.
     
  8. stranton

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    thanks all
     
  9. georgie

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    Nice pics mate :thumb especially like the 58 pics of the walkway ;)

    Was a nice cool mooch for us underground. I bet it would have been unbearable in the Sun :mad::D
     
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  11. stranton

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    it's a nice tunnel esp the utility bridge
     
  12. stranton

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    the beam of light was a nice bonus
     
  13. Dylan Burns

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    Hello I definitely need to go here is it still accessible
     
  14. stranton

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    no idea
     
  15. skgogosfan

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    Thanks for posting - those pictures are really good,especially the ones around the tunnel gap where the bridge is. The extra light makes the tunnels a lot brighter - they even look bigger than normal roundish railway tunnels as the walls are high vertical ones! As others have said,that shaft of light is the icing on the photographic cake ; I half expect Indiana Jones to climb over the wall,mutter something about it not being a very historic sort of place to leave an Ark in,but that at least it has no snakes...

    Dave.
     
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