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Report - Chorlton Brook Culvert, Manchester - Feb 09



concreteJungle

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This is one of the culverts along the Chorlton Brook, forgive me I don't know if it has a name.

I started at the outfall which gave a choice of two parallel tunnels, I chose the right one and headed up. The bed was like sinking sand and for some reason I had wellies on, so was overcautious walking until my foot sank deep and cold wetness invaded.

Looking back
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Looking down where just come
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Overly large inspection chamber
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mmm, sewerfresh!
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The stooping pays off
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Turd river
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Back in the culvert, sewer flows overhead
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The infall
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Thought I'd be adventurous and try the other tunnel on the way back.
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More sewerfresh
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From this point things got uncomfortable, the water got higher and filled my wellies, might as well press on I thought, then about 20m from the end it got deeper and ended up wading upto thigh level. Moral of the story, spare pair of clothes!
 

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concreteJungle

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#2
On the last trip I saw a NCP in the wall near the infall, so went back to have a look.

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It opened up into a small corridor with what looked like railway sleepers making up the roof, one was missing and crap had fallen in.

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Looks like this used to continue to something else but has been filled in now.
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Also spotted this:
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Unfortunately it ended in a small room with a couple of pipes, both too small to get down.

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Had a look at the upstream end of the Red Lion brook which joins the Chorlton brook further down the culvert. It was far too low to continue past a few meters down.

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