<googlemap lat="51.448444" lon="-2.589083"> 51.447722, -2.589941, Redcliffe Tunnel </googlemap>
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.