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Report - Castlefield Basin culvert, Manchester, May 2016



Dingle

Dockers Umbrella
Regular User
#1
I couldn't get through the infall, but reach 100yds through the ouffall.
Theres 2 ft of debris at one side of the culvert that went 100 yds, which was crumbling as I tried to cross
then a sheer & deep drop in the water with sludge beneath.
Extremely difficult to pass, but well worth the effort.

Last culvert along the Medlock before reaching the Irwell,
the culvert runs from Deansgate to Potato Wharf, passes beneath the canal basin.
Built about 1790, Consists of a 700yd brick arch with a single air shaft.
Theres a weir & well which allows excess water to discharge to the culvert.

infall
the water passes along a chute
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then drops through a plug
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single air shaft, blocked by debris
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outfall
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discharging of excess canal water
weir
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well
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the now redundant winding equipment,
once used for opening & closing the sluice gates.
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thanks stranton
 

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Choo Choo m8ty

Mr Reality Hacker
Regular User
#4
Lol not this time @Lavino. Took a break . Good that stranton m8ty . Glad you got all done .
 

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