A view of the hidden parts around the inner sections around the city centre of Manchester UK and beyond. How you perceive these derelict sites could be a sort of morbid fascination, or logically analysing the modes and functionally of the remaining fragments of architecture. This blog is the stage 1 of 'Urban Exploration' but I have to emphasise, if you visit these places and tempted to gain access..I wouldnt advise it unless you seek permission from the appropriate authorities.

Hidden Tunnel , Park Bridge Ashton .Under Lyne.

This hidden tunnel was part of the small railway possibly constructed in the 1860s...
Park Bridge was a bustling, noisy centre of industry a hundred years ago. It is difficult to imagine now, as it has become a quiet backwater between Ashton under Lyne and Oldham.


Recent update March 30th 2021
revisited the site the end of the tramway tunnel was flooded, however managed to take some more images 

Tramway Gallery.

Tramway video clip
Surviving stone arched entrances were located at the eastern end of both tunnels, Access was gained to the eastern end of the western tunnel and showed that the tunnel entrance was 1.70m wide and 2.9m high. The entrance arch was constructed of well coursed and worked stone blocks which formed a flat arch. Bonded into the north side of the entrance was a triangular buttress. This was possibly constructed to give support to the north (downslope) side of the tunnel which would have been subject to pressures exerted by slippage of the hillside. 

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