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Report - Dreadnought Storm Drain, Bristol - Feb '12



Xan_Asmodi

Cave Monster
28DL Full Member
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Visited with Seffyboy523
With much gratitude to Shocktactics and Urbanity


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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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