Access shafts were originally built to speed-up the construction of long tunnels by allowing multiple tunnelling faces to be worked at the same time. Many have subsequently been converted to air shafts / ventilation shafts, although some were capped at the end of the construction process.
SCRCA Location Type: Access Shaft (aka air shaft / ventilation shaft)
The following examples from the SCRCA Project database illustrate this location type. Locations are only displayed here if the site or structure has been assessed and if a default image is available. The locations are grouped by 'variant' (where appropriate), then sorted by Location ID.
- To view the full Location Summary for one of the sites or structures, click on the relevant location name / description.
- To view a larger version of one or more of the images in a slideshow format, click on one of the thumbnail images.
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