Prestwich clough had a promising looking if not slightly dodgy culvert. The brick filled wire cages sagged rather in the middle and the concrete roof beams looked compromised from the weight above.
Heaton Park has various small waterways snaking through it, when I first saw the sunken channel I presumed culvert. It was in a clearing in a wood, and had concrete surface structures that suggested something going on underneath.
After doing Bypass, toothdoctor and myself found ourselves in Rainbow Junction. The downstream culvert of Macro leads on from this, it's double barreled at the infall, but opens up to 3 someway in.
Build around 1790 this tunnel was built underneath the Castlefield Basin to deal with the excess waters of the River Medlock not used to supply water to the Bridgewater Canal.
A short water slide greeted us almost straight away and hinted this was going to be good. The box section soon opened up into a beast of a 12 ft RCP, Before long a large shaft rose above the pipe.
An overflow on the D Interceptor to the River Medlock, it's penstock was brand new technology at the time which helped keep river water out of the sewers.