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April 2016~Club Social ~ Visit to Queensway Tunnel, Liverpool

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Chester deva Rotarians, Partners and friends decided to take trip to Liverpool and learn how the Queensway road-tunnel under the River Mersey is safely kept running on a daily basis?

The Georges Dock Building, Liverpool

The Georges Dock Building, Liverpool

 

We all arrived close to the Pier Head, at the Georges Dock Building a Grade II listed Art Deco building and former HQ of Mersey Tunnels. This building however houses ventilation shafts, Fans and the Control Room for the Queensway Road Tunnel, beneath the River Mersey, between Liverpool city and Birkenhead.

Primarily the Georges Dock Building is a ventilation station, which in conjunction with 5 other stations, forces fresh air into the Tunnel (at road level) and extracts vehicle emissions air (from the tunnel roof level).

Our Group ready to go in safety gear.

Our Group ready to go in safety gear.

A stop over at the old Control Room.

A stop over at the old Control Room.

Our tour guides Billie and Phil met us and after a brief information and safety talk took us all on a 2 hour tour, a journey deep beneath the city streets and under the River Mersey. This gave a unique behind the scenes look at the engineering required to maintain a Road tunnel open since 1934.

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