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Report - Dreadnought Storm Drain, Bristol - Feb '12

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Xan_Asmodi, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Xan_Asmodi

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    Dreadnought, more properly known as The Malago storm water interceptor, was constructed between 1971 and 1974.
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    According to thisisbristol.co.uk the drain runs for 2 miles
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    It also contains a sewer overflow for what I believe is the southern foul sewer. Mmmmm... sewer fresh!
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    As well as taking the water from the Malago,
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    it also acts as an storm diversion for Pigeonhouse stream
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    All that is well and good but the engineering involved is something else.

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    More than anything, it was the size that astonished me. Bunker in Warrington is designed for a one in thirty year storm, so this is one in a hundred year storm?!

    For comparison.... Bunker
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    Dreadnought
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    It's bloody HUGE!!!

    One more vanity shot before we leave
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    Dreadnought is excellent, Bristol is excellent. I've only scratched the surface and hope to get some more stuff done when I return.

    Thanks again to all involved. If I haven't pissed people off too much, then I hope we meet.
    Thanks for looking :thumb
     

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  2. darkness

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    Nice shot boss , can't wait to get down there
     
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    Brilliant report, you have some stunning shots :thumb
     
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