Tunnel under Bothwell St???

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Postby JayKay » Tue May 04, 2004 12:27 pm

kn0wledge wrote:I wouldn't mind checking that out, if the manhole covers aren't tarred over. It's not too hard to lift a cover, although I bet we'd get some funny looks.


There is an access hatch in Hope Street, IIRC more or less beside the stamp machine at the side of the Post Office. It's a square metal hatch beside a metal fence at the edge of the pavement.
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Postby caine » Tue May 04, 2004 2:10 pm

surely that would be bolted or padlocked up in some way? tempting though, may have a look on my way home, i can just imagine 10 shady looking people all hanging arround waiting for closing time! ::):
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Postby kn0wledge » Tue May 04, 2004 2:19 pm

If it can be opened, I will definitely go down it, onlookers or no.
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Postby AMcD » Wed May 05, 2004 1:13 pm

Don't think they are designed to be opened from the outside....
I had a wee shuftie past the one outside Hope Street Post Office, similar design to these two outside ma work. They've all got road-barriers next to the hatches and blue/grey vent cabinets nearby. Should be easy to spot.
Anybody seen any others? End of the tunnel in Cathedral St, probably has a similar looking hatch (hinged, steel, cross hatch design).

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Haven't got a picture of the Hope Street one as it was a bit busy up there and I haven't quite got over my fear of taking apparantly useless photos of the pavement in public yet ! Funny how passers-by always stop to look at what someones taking a photo of ! :D
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 05, 2004 1:26 pm

Does anyone with a GPS fancy a wee tour to find these hatches? I'd really like to map them out and build an exact picture of the tunnel route
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Postby kn0wledge » Wed May 05, 2004 1:40 pm

You could do that with a map, crusty. Just mark them all out on a A-Z of the city and you would get the same answer as if you did it with GPS.

I wouldn't mind taking a closer look at them. Could someone take a couple of nice closeups of them please?
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 05, 2004 1:52 pm

True... but eventually I'd like to create a virtual reconstruction of the tunnel showing how it relates to the city above and the other networks below (haven't yet thot how I'm going to do it mind 8O :D )

Do we know where they all are? Im a bit embarassed about hanging around stanks taking pics of them by myself too :oops:
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Postby Fossil » Wed May 05, 2004 1:56 pm

crusty_bint wrote:True... but eventually I'd like to create a virtual reconstruction of the tunnel showing how it relates to the city above and the other networks below (haven't yet thot how I'm going to do it mind 8O :D )

Do we know where they all are? Im a bit embarassed about hanging around stanks taking pics of them by myself too :oops:


..Oi there's nothing wrong about taking pics of stank covers....Crusty. I've done it and more :oops: ::): 8O

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Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 05, 2004 1:58 pm

aye, but yoor pure mental fossyman :wink: :D
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Postby JayKay » Wed May 05, 2004 2:29 pm

amcd wrote:Don't think they are designed to be opened from the outside....
I had a wee shuftie past the one outside Hope Street Post Office, similar design to these two outside ma work. They've all got road-barriers next to the hatches and blue/grey vent cabinets nearby. Should be easy to spot.

Haven't got a picture of the Hope Street one as it was a bit busy up there and I haven't quite got over my fear of taking apparantly useless photos of the pavement in public yet ! Funny how passers-by always stop to look at what someones taking a photo of ! :D


Yeah, they're surprisingly similar to the Hope Street hatches. Couldn't see any obvious opening on the outside.

Interestingly, the hatches look more modern in design, 70s/80s style, than the vent cabinets which look 50s/60s.
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Postby AMcD » Wed May 05, 2004 2:46 pm

Aye... these hatches have been replaced relatively recently, last few years or so. Can almost remember them doing it; can't remember what was there before, just noticed shiney new hatch. The metal is still unmarked and they're set in fairly new looking concrete.

Maybe part of this last refit? http://www.amco-construction.co.uk/project.cfm?pID=76 (Sorry... if everybody's seen this already, I posted it on another last month. Maybe relevant though.)
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Postby kn0wledge » Wed May 05, 2004 3:42 pm

That is the size of what's under Glasgow? Holy shit. I must get down there.
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Postby john-g » Sun May 09, 2004 11:15 am

K'nell, are you saying this is beneath Bothwell street? \/

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!?!

looks like the secret lair of some evil megalomaniac.

I thought you were talking about some stupid pipe stuffed with electrical cabling.

Why would they need such a large tunnel?

How could they build it in secret?
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Postby crusty_bint » Sun May 09, 2004 6:27 pm

That isn't the Glasgow tunnel... its too wide, its probably the Manchester tunnel. I found another vent and inspection hatch at the top of Blythswood St, between Bath and Sauchiehall Streets... is this another branch of the tunnel?

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Postby AMcD » Mon May 10, 2004 12:31 pm

Good spot Crusty!
I walked past that and completely missed it the other day when I took a wander up to see the one at Hope Street.

Like the complete idiot I am, I went a wander in the midday sun out to the Cathedral / the Royal, thankfully heatstroke wasn't the only result.

Is this the end of the tunnel?
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