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  • John Griffiths
    Jan 29, 2007
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Matthew S. Smith" <matt@...>
      To: <coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 5:19 PM
      Subject: Re: [coldwarcomms] Bunker

      > Blake Bowers wrote:
      > > http://www.bbc co.uk/wiltshire/ content/articles /2005/12/
      > > 14/burlington_ nuclear_bunker_ feature.shtml
      > >
      > >
      > > I don't know if this was posted here before, but this is great.
      > >
      > > Check out the size of the operator console!
      > >
      > Interesting place.
      > Something's fishy with their numbers though. For a place that's "only"
      > 35 acres, having 60 miles of roads makes the roads less than 5 feet
      > wide, and doesn't leave any room for anything else. They say it's over 1
      > km in length (mixing units is rarely a good idea), making it less than
      > 500' wide (on average, probably not strictly rectangular). I can see
      > having a couple of parallel roads running the length with a few
      > connectors, but anything over 4km of roads just makes it a 35 acre
      > parking lot. They don't mention how they get fresh air, but I'm guessing
      > you wouldn't want a lot of vehicles driving around on a regular basis.
      > Or did they have electric cars? Or a trolley system? Not that there was
      > really anywhere to go.
      > Matt

      Burlington was part of Spring Quarry (a former WWII munitions store) more
      details & map on
      Nick McCamley's website.



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