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1900s Bowen Road "Conduit"

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1900s Bowen Road "Conduit"
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Monday, January 1, 1900


Hi there,

Much of the conduit is now burried under the road, or obscured by vegetations on the slopes.  However some small sections of it could still be seen.  Like the small section above the temporary badminton pitch between Bowen Road and Shiu Fai Terrace.   Here is a close up.  It is much wider than the Pokfulam Conduit.

Don't let the 'temporary' phrase deceive you.  It had been 'temporary' for decades.

In the first photo, there is a ventalition shaft painted in green.  I am uncertain what's that for as I was unable to determine its age when I was there last Sunday.  There were no marking or descriptions anywhere near it.  The location is approximately 22.257796N & 114.161470E from my GPS logger.  Looking it up in a map, if the ARP tunnel network under Mount Parish and/or Kennedy Road reached that deep, the shaft might have something to do with it. 

Best Regards,