PENARTH’S HIDDEN & FORGOTTEN SUBMARINE SUBWAY IS RE-APPRAISED
An extraordinary 21st century analysis of one of Penarth’s major – but unsung – engineering triumphs, the long-forgotten pedestrian tunnel beneath the River Ely, has now revealed just how technically advanced the original Victorian design was.
The pedestrian tunnel ran from what is now Plas Pamir, beneath the River Ely to the area where Cardiff Bay Yacht Club now stands. It was a thoroughfare linking both banks of the river – allowing pedestrians, including hundreds of sailors and dockworkers, to cross the Ely without negotiating the muddy river banks and taking the chain ferry.
The engineering exercise re-appraising the tunnel – or “Subway” as it was called – is part of a remarkable historical website…
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