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Redcliffe Tunnel is 282 yards long and it's construction involved the demolition of a vicarage and the removal and re-internment of a graveyard at Arnos Vale cemetery.
The western portal of the tunnel in the 1970s with a pile of sand from the nearby Holmes Sand and Gravel works stored in front. © emmdee
The view from above the tunnel portal, looking in the direction of Temple Meads.
Closer to Temple Meads is this rather substantial wall which gives a clue as to where the railway once ran.
A general view of the tunnel viewed from Bathurst Basin. The road on the right is Guinea St.
The railway crossed the road and proceeded across Bathurst Basin on a bascule bridge designed by Charles Richardson. For many years the decking on the bridge was the place to find the last surviving section of broad gauge rail in Bristol.
The tunnel has been used for staging events and parties as well as filming and now sports a new doorway that allows large items to be transported inside.