Category Archives: Urban Exploration – Drains/Sewers

Widowmaker’s Purge | CSO / SSO #72

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Behold the infamous “SSO #72”, the systems most loathesome of all purge points. It’s the sewers and residents of the city’s North East corridor, second chance and hope, during times of heavy precipitation. It was cutting edge at its time and for the time being still serves its purpose well. It sits approximately 200 meters   


Mosher John and McMechen Interceptor Drain

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Drains McMechen respectively, including Mosher and John. Was relieved by Druid Hill/ North Avenue Intercepter. It varies in size from an arched culvert 12 feet wide and 15 feet high to a circle 4 feet 6 inches in diameter. Drains out the Rutters Run Lateral. An old, forgotten, buried yet ever present stream. Extensive system   


North Avenue and Druid Hill Avenue Drain

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West side Storm Sewer Interceptor Large interceptor drain system built to drain out an area that was known to have many small streams and springs. A 2 fold problem existed, the old Druid Hill Avenue storm sewer was of insufficient capacity and the old McMechen Street Drain was already at over capacity. 2.1 meter (7   


Jenkins Run Drain

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Jenkins Run Storm sewer system is large system. Such a remarkable network of tunnels, with a robust history that is not even touched in this writing. It is responsible for draining 2 streams (ref .). Ducks under a railway and serves its tunnel’s drainage. Traverses under the graves laid in cemetery. It is quite well   


Princess Drain

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The Princess Drain featuring a brick laden flume chamber. So low key and easy to access, with curbside parking and a 3 meter hike. Even a princess wearing high heels, while taking a selfie could access. Hence the name Princess Drain. It even has slots built into the walls, to place your lamps for exposure   


Stoney Run Interceptor | The whirlpool of Stoney Run

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An ancient stream that dumps out into the Jones Falls River , is first passed through a tunnel that is buried as deep as 80 feet in some places. This modern engineering marvel has a unique intake system, most likely designed to be low maintenance & resistant to clogging with debris. The earth swallows and   


Elbs Aperture

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Early June, 2016 This find is truly an example of spontaneous Underground Urban Exploration at its finest. No more then 48 hours after everyone left out for the summer, I had a serious urge to get out and start grabbing footage, to start exploring. I had woken up late in the day, taking advantage of