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Location DB > United States > North Carolina > Durham > Zodiac Drain
Zodiac Drain
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created by Avius on 8/20/2009 10:47 PM
last modified by Avius on 8/20/2009 11:20 PM
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Looking at the maps, this looks like the biggest tunnel system in Durham, judging by length and number of navigable branches.

The zodiac symbols and burnt candles definitely give it a unique atmosphere.

Several trips have been made without incident, but once, some bad air was encountered, probably due to some illegal dumping. Pay attention to that.
 Basic Information
Type: Drain
Status: Maintained Drainage System
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Durham, North Carolina
United States
Owner: Durham Public Works
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  •  Hazards
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    The drain system is free of graffiti except for an elaborate set of mystical symbols and clues that adorn many walls and junction boxes. There are several unique drain types in the brick section, and in the oldest part, a shrine including an old black and white portrait and burnt down candle stumps.

    There are also some interesting flowstone formations, and one section runs directly under the fountain and waterfall on the American Tobacco Campus.
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  • Next to an old-folks home
  •  Historical Dates
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    Closed: 0
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    The oldest brick sections of this drain are under parts of the American Tobacco District, and were probably built concurrently, in the 1930's. A large section also runs under and along the adjacent freeway, built sometime in the '70s.
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    Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
    posted by Avius
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 8/25/2009 1:35 AM.

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  • on Aug 25 09 at 1:35, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 21 09 at 2:40, Avius made this location available
  • on Aug 21 09 at 2:36, Avius added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 21 09 at 2:34, Avius updated gallery Zodiac
  • on Aug 21 09 at 2:33, Avius created a new gallery
  • on Aug 21 09 at 2:32, Avius updated the main picture
  • on Aug 20 09 at 23:20, Avius changed the following: Notes for Mods, Owner, Type, City, Province / State (please use full name), Country, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Publically Viewable, History, Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
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