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    Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011

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    (Pics from numerous visits here over the past 12 months)




    The old ones are still the best, there isn't many places that you can re-visit and think WOW! (Certainly not in Manchester)

    I was lucky enough for SL to show me in here 2 years ago, after him and Scott discovered it a couple of years prior

    Back then there was no disabled access unlike today, which kinda takes the fun out of it, but that's progress


    The River Irk, is culverted approx 1km underneath the city, from Redbank

    It first passes under Scotland Bridge and emerges downstream (as seen in the pic above) ^^

    Dropping down a 2m weir the Irk enters the culvert through a 20ft brick arch, passing underneath Victoria Station and emerging at Huntsbank, where it joins the Irwell




    Once down the scale of the place is something else, no matter how many times you come here it's still a WOW!

    Another example of the Victorians over engineering stuff






    Spungletrumpet, lurking in the Irk




    20ft below the Station can be found the original cattle bridge, which linked Long Millgate with Walkers Croft

    It is now covered over and serves as a utility tunnel




    It's not an illusion Mendo actually explores, [/picture it happened] !!




    Other features include:

    A couple of sewers/oveflows






    'Helter Skelter' - Gone's favourite drain






    Coal chute




    Morgue chute

    (For dead cattle)




    A watercourse that dates back to 1792

    The watercourse was known to run from Old Millgate (opposite Hanover Street) down to the Irk

    We crawled up it before the building work started above, this time SL shot back up to reveal some very new RCP and a split lid that simply wouldn't budge!




    Original bridge which dates back to 1826, this section of the Irk was culverted in 1845




    Heading downstream, the river is much deeper, as Sneak once said, there is some "Serious badman flowage in here" which does make crossing a little tricky

    The 4ft Albino Pike wasn't out to play, maybe next time opcorn




    The levels were a lot lower than previous visits, thus we were able to get right upto the outfall that leads into the Irwell

    To go any further would require a boat, as it's beyond chest deep as we found out a long time ago




    Thanks for looking


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    Default Re: Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011.

    That's a belting report crippledick


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    Default Re: Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011.

    That is wow factor! Love the old bridges down there. Nice one!

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    Default Re: Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011.

    Very nice mate
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    Default Re: Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011.

    well nice, need to see this for myself !

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    Default Re: Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011.

    well done mate, really well covered there!
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    Default Re: Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011.

    Really loving this!! Great photos. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011.

    awsome place that bridge is cool

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    Default Re: Optimus Prime, Manchester - Various Re-visits from 2011.

    lovely stuff, looks amazing!
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