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I went for a walk yesterday and noticed theses strange structures on the Wirral Way between Lees Lane and Station Road, Neston.
There is about 10 of them with manholes on them, and a huge concrete pipe connecting them all together.
My friend said they might have been water stops, but why are there so many in just half a mile?
I suspected sewage pipes, again, why so many access points?
Can anyone shed any light on these?

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The guidelines for foul water drains are that no part of the drain should be more than 22.5m from an inspection point, so normally that means a maximum of 45m apart.


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So it is a sewage pipeline installed after the train tracks were lifted?
I suspected sewage pipes but the butresses had me doubting it because they look so old.

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The pipe runs through Neston and continues down to the old bath house sewer works for treatment ,


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