11342Re: [coldwarcomms] Bunker
- Jan 29, 2007
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew S. Smith" <matt@...>
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.
Burlington was part of Spring Quarry (a former WWII munitions store) more
details & map on
Nick McCamley's website.
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