Clyde Tunnel

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Clyde Tunnel

Postby gordonuk » Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:56 am

There is very little material in the Clyde Tunnel, anyone else got any info on its creation to the present day.
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Postby caine » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:13 am

i dont have anything usefull to add to this i'm affraid, but did you know that the Red Bull skate board team had free reign of the south bound tunnel one night for a video shoot last summer?

wonder how much that cost them.
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Postby Snapshot » Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:19 pm

I'm amazed there's not more info about the tunnel, its construction and everything about it.....

Can no-one give more info about the Red Bull video, sounds really interesting.... :) :)


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Postby gordonuk » Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:29 pm

It seems that citychambers and the tunnel master will not give out info on the structure due to security reasons.
thats what they told me anyway....seems bizaar as we dont get security problems here
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Postby Snapshot » Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:40 pm

Yeah.. security reasons seems bizarre...

If you wanted to "take out" the tunnel it wouldn't exactly require rocket science, would it?? Diesel, fertilizer, and a big truck / transit van would do the job rather easily with no need to consult any structural plans :) Probably best not to discuss this, "THEY" will be checking my library book records!!!!

I'm interested in its construction mostly - according to another thread the workers were kept in a pressurised environment much like scuba divers, which meant they had to decompress upon finishing their shift.

Another "myth" (totally unsubstantiated!!) I heard was that the shielding of the tunnel actually penetrates the river, and that a ship once collided it (again I'm sure someone mentioned it in the forums).

The final "thing I heard" was from a chap who was somewhat involved in bailing out/fixing the kingston bridge (surely this is a good subject too!!!).... he mentioned that the tunnels concrete walls were suffering from concrete cancer or "spalling" where the steel reinforcement within the concrete begins to rust, which causes it to expand and crack the concrete in places..... this is total heresay from the pub about 4-5 years ago now, but still interesting!!!!

Anyone expand on my mad mutterings?


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Postby james73 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:56 pm

Snapshot wrote:Another "myth" (totally unsubstantiated!!) I heard was that the shielding of the tunnel actually penetrates the river, and that a ship once collided it (again I'm sure someone mentioned it in the forums).


I wonder if you're getting mixed up with the Subway tunnels between
St Enoch and Bridge Street. There was an old comedy film made where
a small trawler got 'stuck' on the tunnels under the Clyde at this location.
It was said in a matter of fact kind of way, suggesting it happened regularly.




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Postby Snapshot » Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:04 pm

Aye, you're most likely right... quite easy to take out of context, etc...

Cheers for clearing that up :)


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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:11 pm

Stumbled across this pic recently:

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Caption with it read "In the forties the Clyde was an important artery for trade. This puffer, the Faithful, laden with a cargo of sand found that low water was just too low and ran aground at Jamaica Bridge" ...this would be roughly where the underground passes under the Clyde between St Enoch and Bridge St stations wouldnt it?
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Postby Snapshot » Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:56 pm

Aye, I reckon it would be...

Strange, so the underground kind of pokes into the clyde slightly? Thats a bit crazy....

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Postby james73 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:57 pm

crusty_bint wrote:Stumbled across this pic recently:

...this would be roughly where the underground passes under the Clyde between St Enoch and Bridge St stations wouldnt it?



Yep, I'd say that's exactly where the tunnels are CB.





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Postby james73 » Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:00 am

Snapshot wrote:This place is full of experts on something... would make an excellent pub quiz team.... :)


Not really - I know feck all about Shakespeare, and Turbo doesnt know
shit about somewhere he hasn't been into... ::): :wink:




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Postby yoker brian » Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:02 am

It's roughly in the right area of the subway tunnels

If I recall correctly - there was a film made 1950's / 60's called "The Maggie" whicj was about the adventures of a Clyde Puffer and her crew - somewhat along the lines of Para Handy and the Vital Spark anyway....

Part of the storyline is that whilst they were in Glasgow they got stuck on the subway tunnel at low tide - I have a still from the film (somewhere) and it shows "The Maggie" in a similar predicament and location to the boat shown in crusty's pic

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Postby james73 » Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:08 am

yoker brian wrote:It's roughly in the right area of the subway tunnels

If I recall correctly - there was a film made 1950's / 60's called "The Maggie" which was about the adventures of a Clyde Puffer and her crew - somewhat along the lines of Para Handy and the Vital Spark anyway....

Part of the storyline is that whilst they were in Glasgow they got stuck on the subway tunnel at low tide - I have a still from the film (somewhere) and it shows "The Maggie" in a similar predicament and location to the boat shown in crusty's pic

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That's the very film I was referring to earlier in the thread. :)




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Postby nodrog » Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:02 pm

Snapshot wrote:This place is full of experts on something... would make an excellent pub quiz team.... :)


Nah - we tried that last year, and we were rubbish! :)
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Postby Sharon » Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:06 pm

nodrog wrote:
Snapshot wrote:This place is full of experts on something... would make an excellent pub quiz team.... :)


Nah - we tried that last year, and we were rubbish! :)


REALLY rubbish... although maybe it was the quiz????
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