SE1839 : Esholt sewage works: rear entrance

taken 11 months ago, near to Esholt, Bradford, Great Britain

Esholt sewage works: rear entrance
Esholt sewage works: rear entrance
A secondary entrance at the end of a private access road, via a swing bridge over the canal. In the background can be seen the sludge incinerator.
Esholt sewage works
The works, situated on the River Aire, treats most of the sewage from the city of Bradford. It was constructed between 1906 and 1926, as the Bradford Beck did not have enough flow to dilute the final effluent from a growing city and all its factories. In recent times it has been equipped with an activated sludge plant and sludge incinerator.

Most of the effluent reaches the works through a tunnel nearly three miles long under the hill between Frizinghall and Esholt; legend has it that the Lord Mayor of Bradford drove his car through the tunnel to declare it open. It once had an extensive network of (probably narrow gauge) railways, of which there is now little trace.

See LinkExternal link for many detailed photos of the site by someone who was given privileged access.

At one time the site also included Yorkshire Water's own in-house training centre (I recall doing my sewer evacuation training in a 'false' sewer tunnel there!)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1847 3956 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:51.1169N 1:43.2429W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1844 3953
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Works Entrance  Sewage Works  Sludge Incinerator 

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