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The Aqueduct Tunnel Under the Mersey.

Issue 15 and Volume 1892 11.

The Aqueduct Tunnel Under the Mersey. The “dangerous and seriously difficult work,” to quote Mr. Deacon’s words, of boring the tunnel under the river Mersey for the pipes conveying the Vyrnwy water to Liverpool was completed on Tuesday last. Two or three months ago, in describing the tunnel and reviewing the progress of the works, we referred at length to the difficulties experienced in the great variety of the strata found, and certainly G. F. Deacon, the engineer, is to be congratulated in the completion of what was regarded by many as impossible work. The tunnel, which is 805 feet long, being 10 feet in diameter, was originally started in 1888, and since that time two different contractors have given it up. In October last the corporation, on the advice of Mr. Deacon, who was all along confident of the ultimate success of the scheme, decided to complete the work…

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