Tunnel under Bothwell St???

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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby fluffgirl » Tue May 04, 2010 7:46 pm

This thread has captured my attention for the last couple of hours... I always wondered about the strange hatches and vents.. I have seen in the little building at buchanan galleries, while walking past it.. I figured it was just a service lift.. I'm totally hooked now, I need to find out more...
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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby Mori » Tue May 04, 2010 9:51 pm

Great images Toomse as per usual. :D

What kind method did they use to make that tunnel or was it there already?
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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 05, 2010 8:52 pm

nice one toomse!

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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby dazza » Wed May 05, 2010 10:39 pm

Thanks, Crusty. That's them photos I was thinking of.
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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby toomse » Mon May 10, 2010 10:29 am

This is the south tunnel section under construction from Dial House viewing south down Bishop Street toward the Clyde. It drops to 11m depth just south of Bishop Lane so this would be the only cut & cover section in the tunnel network with the possible exception of the short Pitt Street tunnel. The north sections from Dial House to Cathedral Street are 30m depth.

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air shaft at Argyle Street showing 11m depth
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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby toomse » Mon May 10, 2010 4:18 pm

Section of diagram that shows at least part of the Pitt Street tunnel was constructed by the cut and cover method or trenching down from the surface as described on the drawing

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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby toomse » Mon May 10, 2010 4:29 pm

liked this old newspaper clipping I came across

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Tunnels City Centre

Postby pjbarnard » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:48 pm

Hello Guys im pj new here so be Gentile

anyways i have been watching this site for ages now, and after reading just about all the threads for 3 days solid i decideded to register,,,

anyways hello hello

Tunnels then
Ok i remember 30 years ago working with my dad on the South Rotunda he was doing brickwork there and he metioned tunnels in town....

now after reading here for the last few days i starteded to metion this site to my mum and tunnels i said this "do you know there is tunnels in town"

her reply and im quoting

"oh yeah there are loads i remember your dad working on those years ago there was a small raill system in there and it was for the big post offices to move mail they were all connected George Sq, Wellington Street, High Street, hope street he work there for months"

My mum now is in her 60s and she Quoted that 10 mins ago as if it was common knowlege....

just thought id say so... im really interested now

oh and BTW

Great site im loving it and hello

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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby alzaman » Wed May 01, 2013 4:44 pm

Apologies for regurgitating an old thread.

I haven't been on here for some time, and my interest in this tunnel has been rekindled, especially with new photographs and information. I plan to plot the tunnel path on Google Earth as accurately as i can, using the info on HG (Manholes covers / Fences etc) and my local knowledge, to complete this rather secretive historical "jigsaw", then making that .KMZ file available for others to view / edit.

I've attached what I've done so far, not much, so please feel free to make this a collective effort. :)

Thanks
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Re: Tunnel under Bothwell St???

Postby alzaman » Thu May 02, 2013 1:40 am

Here's the updated version - feel free to edit!! :)
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