Wath Road Tunnel

There aren't many tunnels that are inspected by boat - literally - but here's one with which to start a list.

The red brick Wath Road Tunnel was part of the Swinton & Knottingley Joint's line south from Ferrybridge, linking to routes heading west, east and south from the area around Wath-upon-Dearne. Passing through it was a chord from Dearne Junction to Mexborough West Junction on the South Yorkshire, Doncaster & Goole Railway.

At 62 yards, it is neither hugely significant nor especially impressive. It did though serve its purpose well, doing so from 1879 until closure came in 1965.

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