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#455178 - 27th Dec 2010 9:06pm Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead)
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A seldom seen photo of the underneath of the roadway of the Mersey Tunnel,looking towards Birkenhead.


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#455200 - 28th Dec 2010 12:01am Re: Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead) [Re: yewgarth]
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I wonder why they designed it to run trams under the roadway when there was already a train tunnel?
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#455264 - 28th Dec 2010 1:16pm Re: Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead) [Re: Capt_America]
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if what i remember was true, it was for transporting workers about under the tunnel?

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#455291 - 28th Dec 2010 2:48pm Re: Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead) [Re: IanPenny]
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From the book "The Mersey Tunnel; the Story of an Undertaking"
published in about 1954 by Birkenhead Council for the Tunnel Joint Committee.


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#455460 - 28th Dec 2010 9:38pm Re: Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead) [Re: chriskay]
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good post chris
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#455461 - 28th Dec 2010 9:41pm Re: Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead) [Re: jimbob]
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Wow - cool photo! Intrigued to see the "other" half of the tunnel!
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#455476 - 28th Dec 2010 9:55pm Re: Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead) [Re: dan0h]
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Wow - cool photo! Intrigued to see the "other" half of the tunnel!
Dan, you would love the Queensway Tunnel Tour. Wiki outing being planned. Have a look. The thread is in U.E forum, i think?
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#455498 - 28th Dec 2010 10:26pm Re: Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead) [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Will take a look - thanks Rude smile
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#455530 - 29th Dec 2010 12:21am Re: Mersey Tunnel (Birkenhead) [Re: dan0h]
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Here another picture from November 1930 smile


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