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UK Dark Arches - Revisit - July 15 (More Photos)

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Bit of history to start;

In 1864 it was proposed to build "New Station" in Leeds. Construction began in 1866 and the station was completed in 1869. The new station was built on arches which span the River Aire, Neville Street and Swinegate. The building of the station led to the creation of the 'Dark Arches' over Neville Street. Over 18 million bricks were used during their construction, breaking records at the time. Although the arches appear to be part of one single structure, closer inspection reveals that it is a series of independent viaducts two or four tracks wide.

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The Explore;

After generally treking around Leeds looking for more rooftops we decided to have a walk down the Dark Arches and see what we could find, not expecting to be very successful how ever we were in luck! we found an access point, a quick look around and a short climb later we were in a drain :thumb

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Pretty cool explore really and i hope to return soon with waders so we can explore more. i doubt we even scratched the surface!

Few more photos

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If you got this far, thanks for reading :thumb

Explored with Raz & a non - member

Went back for another look and heres what i got!!

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Well lit there and cool to see mate cheers! Love the smoothness of the water in these shots :)

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same like the other set but your last shot is very very nice, mate :);)

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Cheers buddy!

MrT - they are some cracking fun

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Nice culvert :thumb

Amazing what lies beneath your feet.

Cheers mate, the tunnels that lead off this are good and they stretch for miles :thumb

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