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Report - Storm bunker warrington. December 2013.

Telf

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
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Visited with Mr Will Knot one damp weekend recently.

I've done the storm bunker a few months back and reported on it then but I didn't get to see the swirl chamber or the downfall pipe, also I've upgraded my camera since the last trip down there so a revisit was on the cards..


Built in the 1980s for the eventuality of a 1 in 30 year storm, the bunker is a 7 mile long concrete monster of a system.

The bunker is a storm drain located in the Southern area of Warrington, taking overflow water from various rivers and carrying it underground to the outfall at the Manchester Ship Canal. Built in the 80's the system spans a length of around 7 miles to the end and back. It incorporates various inspection chambers (some 3 storeys tall), a huge junction chamber, and massive steps which create a loud whooshing noise down. Also there is an impressive swirl chamber towards the start of the drain with a large downfall pipe, to slow the energy of the incoming water and drop it to the drain below. There is also a sewer pipe running next to the drain.

On with the pics:


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2 Rael chamber
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3 under every manhole there's a chain, the reason is if someone is swept suddenly by a flow of water they can grab the chain and hopefully get out.
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4 the giant staicase.
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6 downfall pipe.
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11 plenty of 28dl members names to see.
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Thanks for looking Telf..
 

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