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Postby simonm » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 6:33 pm

Walking along the canal, from Town today I noticed two tunnels leading into the River aire. The first one is under the new tower block, next to the new arched bridge.

The other can be seen from Wellington bridge and is under the YEP buildings outflowing into the River.

Are they possible storm drains or remnants of old rivers / becks into the river???

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Postby cnosni » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 7:02 pm

simonm wrote:
Walking along the canal, from Town today I noticed two tunnels leading into the River aire. The first one is under the new tower block, next to the new arched bridge.

The other can be seen from Wellington bridge and is under the YEP buildings outflowing into the River.

Are they possible storm drains or remnants of old rivers / becks into the river???



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Postby Phill_d » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 7:46 pm

simonm wrote:
Walking along the canal, from Town today I noticed two tunnels leading into the River aire. The first one is under the new tower block, next to the new arched bridge.

The other can be seen from Wellington bridge and is under the YEP buildings outflowing into the River.

Are they possible storm drains or remnants of old rivers / becks into the river???

I think I know which you mean Simon. Is the one near the new arched bridge now edged off with new stonework?
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Postby Phill_d » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 7:52 pm

By the way Simon have you seen the Absolute Leeds story? It has me, you, csnosi and mukni down as guys who wander down murky tunnels delving into our cities past lol Wink

http://www.secretleeds.co.uk/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=1081    
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Postby chameleon » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 10:32 pm

simonm wrote:
Walking along the canal, from Town today I noticed two tunnels leading into the River aire. The first one is under the new tower block, next to the new arched bridge.

The other can be seen from Wellington bridge and is under the YEP buildings outflowing into the River.

Are they possible storm drains or remnants of old rivers / becks into the river???


Not sure exactly where you mean Simon, but if it helps, there is a large underground sewage pumping station behind the YEP.

If you remember the path which runs north from Whitehall Rd towards Wellington St along side the river (between the old Aire Side Centre and the river - past the end of the old viaduct), it is situated at the end where the path turned right. The control gear is in a housing which can still be seen on the cleared site and Google Earth, next to the river. Could this be related to your tunnel?
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Postby simonm » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 11:44 pm

Phill_d wrote:

I think I know which you mean Simon. Is the one near the new arched bridge now edged off with new stonework?


No, if you stand on the canal towpath, next to the new arched footbridge over the river, and look towards the appartment / office block next to the bridge, there is a definite opening in the steel piles to the left of the bridge as you look over the river..

The size of the opening is about 4/5 feet across and the height of the steel piles. This can be accessed by dropping down onto the small bank. I doubt myself if a beck or river outlet as i'm not aware of any that would flow down to the river there, unless it has been underground for years. It looks to me like a storm drain outlet and maybe only big enough to walk a short way in.

The one by the YEP can clearly be seen from wellington bridge and is directly behind the YEP, again, set in to the wall of the river, but unless the river is dead low only accessible by boat???? Again, a storm drain??

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Postby simonm » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 11:46 pm

Phill_d wrote:
By the way Simon have you seen the Absolute Leeds story? It has me, you, csnosi and mukni down as guys who wander down murky tunnels delving into our cities past lol Wink

http://www.secretleeds.co.uk/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=1081    


hahah ,if only. I'd love to be crawling about in the mud, but enough of my fantasies.. Regular SmileyRegular SmileyRegular Smiley

Your copy is a bit too small for me to read so I'll have to get a propper copy.    

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Postby Phill_d » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 11:47 pm

If you look at the pictures 3 & 4. Just the text and click on it twice even Stevie Wonder can read it then mate!
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Postby simonm » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 11:59 pm

Phill_d wrote:
If you look at the pictures 3 & 4. Just the text and click on it twice even Stevie Wonder can read it then mate!



hahahahahaha, aye, realised that after I posted.. God I hate smart arses.. Regular SmileyRegular SmileyRegular Smiley

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Postby chameleon » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 12:03 am

Does this help in describing where it is Simon?
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