ST5087 : Outfall of the Severn Tunnel Great Spring, Sudbrook

taken 23 years ago, near to Sudbrook, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Outfall of the Severn Tunnel Great Spring, Sudbrook
Outfall of the Severn Tunnel Great Spring, Sudbrook
On 16th October 1879 engineers driving the Severn Tunnel struck a water-filled passage 170 feet underground and 400 yards inland. The tunnel was flooded within 2 days and took 2 years to finally drain. Ever since the tunnel has been kept dry by pumping more than 23 million gallons of fresh water a day to the surface. This exceptionally pure water is used by a paper mill and brewery; what is left emerges at this outfall.
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ST5087, 77 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
1995   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 April, 2006
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Spring   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 50 87 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.0503N 2:42.9492W
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