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Кессон Северного туннеля, урочище "Наталка", Оболонь (Киев, Украина)
Kiev

Nothtunnel's caisson, Natalka tract, Obolon district (Kiev, Ukraine) by Ruslan Malinnikov

Caisson is a tunnel section. It is fifty meters long and has a 15m diameter. Its walls are 0,5m thick. A hole and a round pipe with a diameter of 10m are located above. The side openings were closed with shields in the past. One can see large hatches in the floor. People dig out soil and transported it to the surface through them. Thus, the caisson had been settling down gradually under its own weight.


The construction of this object began in 1936. Repressed prisoners were made to build it. North Tunnel (Natalka tract) was planned to be laid from Petrovka station to Vygurivschyna station. Southern passage (Zhukov island) runs from Chapaievka village across Vodnykiv island and towards Bortnichi station.


Here one may observe how the initial stage of construction looked like: concrete caisson was assembled on the surface, technological holes were built-up with brick fences. Then, the water supplied under high pressure through the pipes washed out the soil from under the caisson and the latter sunk deeper into the ground under its own weight. A mixture of water and earth - the pulp – was pumped through the pipes to the surface. This technology enabled dipping down the structure, as well as adjusting it horizontally.


You can’t find this Object No.1 on any map. There are no documents, no reference, and no drawings to it. The huge building exists in reality but who created it, when did it happen and why – the history is silent on this matter. It turns out; the tunnel does not exist according to the official papers.

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