Ironbridge (1): Tar tunnel

Tar tunnel in Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, UK. Ironbridge Gorge is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The so-called ‘tar tunnel’ dates from 1787, when miners attempting to dig a canal tunnel into the hillside (as part of the Coalport Canal) struck bitumen, which continues to ooze out of the tunnel’s brick walls over 200 years later.
Tar tunnel, Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage, Shropshire, UK. Photo © Rudolf Abraham UKsh_0160a
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