BUSS: Border's Drain
Hazard Level: 3
|Main Tunnel Clearance: 4'?||Tidal Coverage: No||Known # of Tunnels: 2|
|Hazards: Head Injury; Falling; Slippery Surfaces|
|Construction Materials: Cement, Corregated Steel Pipe|
The Border's Drain is located behind Border's Books and Music Store
in Bangor. The entrance is easy to spot from the Bangor Mall Boulevard
, in the area between the small bridge/culvert type deal and the back
side of Border's.
Little is known to BUSS about how far in this drain goes. A certain drain feature has kept us from exploring too far in.
The drain starts off with a short section round cement pipe. This leads to a small round junction room with a four and a half foot corregated steel pipe leading off the the left at about 45 degrees and another small two and a half foot corregated steel pipe heading in another direction.
The larger of the steel pipes, the one on the left, runs for about thirty yards and ends in a squarish room with the tunnel continuing on the opposite wall, but about eight feet higher, with a waterfall. What lies further up the drain is unknown to us but our agents suspect that the tunnel provides drainage to much of the Bangor Mall and its parking lot.
|PHOTO taken in one of the larger corregated steel pipes during the winter. The top half of the pipe is painted with tar. A foot print at the bottom of the pic shows the relative size of the pipe.||
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|PHOTO, looking into the waterfall room from the tunnel. The winter ice formations in places like this can be really incredible.|
|PHOTO, trying to look up at the pipe that the waterfall comes from but could not get a very good angle with the camara.|