Structure / Site Summary for 249300

Blea Moor Tunnel South Portal (Bridge SAC/72)

Blea Moor Tunnel South Portal: Elevation view from the south

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Blea Moor Tunnel South Portal (Bridge SAC/72)

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 249

Location 2 - Chains: 25.50

Location 3 - Position relative to main running lines (tracks): Above

Is a structure of this type shown at this location on the MR 1911 landplan?: Yes

Construction / installation period: MR-C

Current Use: Railway ops

Visibility: Visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Moderate


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Primary / Secondary References

Plate 53 is a context image (undated) showing the Platelayers' Hut (see SCRCA structure 249270) and the south portal of Blea Moor Tunnel.  The tunnel is 2629 yards long, reaches a depth of 500ft below the moor and took five years to construct between 1870 and 1875.  Also in the image is milepost 249 1/4 (see SCRCA structure 249250).


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