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Binnian Tunnel in the Silent Valley

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Comments (10)

D.R.Lamont on March 18, 2009

Cool shot! what's the deal with that tunnel?

Madidi on March 18, 2009

Hi Don: this tunnel was built beneath this mountain from a neighbouring valley. The Annalong River was diverted down the tunnel into the Silent Valley Reservior to meet rising demand for water. The tunnellers set off from each side of the mountain and met two years later :-) The tunnels were drilled and blasted and when they met they were a mere two inches off centre!! Sloppy work eh!!

Great to hear from you


Samo Trebizan on March 19, 2009

Nice shot my friend! Interesting story:)

Greetings from Slovenia!

Samo T.

Madidi on March 20, 2009

Hello Samo T: how are you keeping. Glad you liked this one. I knew one of the guys who worked in this tunnel and recently they allowed the men to go back into it!!

have a great weekend,


Nick Weall on March 21, 2009

Nice title, nice shot and good information too :) Thanks Sean, all the best from nick

Madidi on March 21, 2009

Cheers Nick: the men who did this work were as hard as the rock they removed!!


¤► ryanhk ◄¤ on April 2, 2009

Beautiful scenery, very nice.

Cheers from Hong Kong

Madidi on April 3, 2009

Thank you Ira96 and ◄¤► ryanhk ◄¤► for your kind visits and comments: greetings from Ireland tonight,


lurdesa_ on April 10, 2009

Madidi FANTASTICA FOTO-.PRECIOSOS COLORES-Salutacions from Catalunya.-lourdesa08**

Madidi on April 10, 2009

Many thanks Lourdesa:

Greetings to Catalonia this Good Friday,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 17, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Madidi
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2009/03/08 13:24:32
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash