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Mersey crossings - bridge or tunnel?

Posted By: yoller

Mersey crossings - bridge or tunnel? - 20th May 2020 1:28pm

There's an interesting article on the Alan Godfrey Maps website about the various schemes for Mersey crossings ...

http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/Parrott1.htm
Posted By: Rodneypeters1

Re: Mersey crossings - bridge or tunnel? - 24th May 2020 10:25am

Just a thought - the first Mersey tunnel was probable built using 'pick axe and shovels' hard work back then!
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: Mersey crossings - bridge or tunnel? - 24th May 2020 12:32pm

Originally Posted by Rodneypeters1
Just a thought - the first Mersey tunnel was probable built using 'pick axe and shovels' hard work back then!


Funnily enough the first tunnel, the railway tunnel in the 1880s, used a boring machine whereas the Queensway tunnel in the 1920s didn't. I've never understood this anomaly.
Posted By: jimbob

Re: Mersey crossings - bridge or tunnel? - 24th May 2020 6:01pm

1920s lots of unemployment, so lots of men got work on the tunnel, still been worked on in early 30s. Possible reason by the city fathers to help with the unemployment at the time
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