Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Moderators: John, Sharon, Fossil, Lucky Poet, crusty_bint, Jazza, dazza

Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby toomse » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:59 pm

Image

There’s three of these weird looking manhole covers on the footway with no visible holes for lifting gear - think you’d have to call in Geoff Capes

Image
User avatar
toomse
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:52 pm

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby br-cmr » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:06 pm

Any idea of depth?

Could these be the corporation tramway ducts? There was a duct network which ran parallel to many tram lines, containing power cables. When the trams were withdrawn, the ducts were sold to the SSEB (now Scottish power) for a pound. They then passed, I belive, to Scottish Power > Scottish Power Telecoms > scottish telecom > THUS, and are still used for comms cables.
br-cmr
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 162
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 9:12 pm
Location: Sometimes Glasgow, sometimes darkest Ayrshire

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby Ronnie » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:56 pm

toomse wrote:There’s three of these weird looking manhole covers on the footway with no visible holes for lifting gear - think you’d have to call in Geoff Capes


Maybe they were for providing light, tather than access, to a basement or even (gasp!) a tunnel under the pavement?

Where and when is the map from, and do you know who wrote "corporation tunnel" on it?
upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart
User avatar
Ronnie
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1984
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2004 11:22 pm
Location: Glasgow

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby cumbo » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:51 pm

Similar but smaller round the corner in Sauchiehall Street .
Image
User avatar
cumbo
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1722
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:46 pm
Location: Location:Location

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby banjo » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:44 pm

you could play a good game of jorries on that stank. :D
banjo
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 3162
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:26 pm

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby toomse » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:11 am

more detail here

Cowcaddens Road
Image


Hope St
Image
User avatar
toomse
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:52 pm

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby Sharon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:12 am

banjo wrote:you could play a good game of jorries on that stank. :D


You could play what!!??
Beware of yawning dogs.
User avatar
Sharon
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:30 am
Location: Galloway

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby toomse » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:23 am

you could play "marbles" he means
User avatar
toomse
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:52 pm

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby AMcD » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:19 pm

This may be the tunnel that sparked the rumours in this thread on the forum. Extremely doubtful that it was built for that purpose though. :D
User avatar
AMcD
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 684
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:19 am
Location: Kilmarnock

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby hazy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:44 pm

Sharon wrote:
banjo wrote:you could play a good game of jorries on that stank. :D


You could play what!!??


::): ::): ::): ::): Not heard that in ages banjo. Instant flash back
Thank you. And why not.
User avatar
hazy
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2309
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:32 pm
Location: city dweller

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby toomse » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:55 pm

well had another nose around here this morning

there's actually four of the round covers on the footway

I suspect this could be the Hope Street entrance
Image



close up
Image



view looking to Cowcaddens Road
Image



you can see into the tunnel if you peer through the grill outside the Dragon Restaurant
Image



I suspect this footway cover could be the tunnel entrance where it ends on Cowcaddens Road outside MacConnells Pub
Image
User avatar
toomse
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:52 pm

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby banjo » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:22 pm

right thats it sorted,the world jorrie championship to be played on that perfect pitch ootside the dragon.aw wee need noo is a venue for the kerby and were off and running.london olympics my arse.
banjo
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 3162
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:26 pm

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby toomse » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:44 am

Water Board Utility diagram
Image



Image
User avatar
toomse
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:52 pm

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby toomse » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:41 am

cumbo

do you have the address of the manhole you posted
User avatar
toomse
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:52 pm

Re: Corporation tunnel Hope Street

Postby Doorstop » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:01 pm

Sharon wrote:
banjo wrote:you could play a good game of jorries on that stank. :D


You could play what!!??


Been a while since I heard that word. :D
I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
User avatar
Doorstop
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 5984
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 9:07 am
Location: Guarding the Key to the Pie cupboard.

Next

Return to Hidden Glasgow Projects

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 14 guests