worksongs : photography
03/17/09 — Down Fall

Another one of Montreal's sewers, tentatively named Pee Neuf because it runs under Pie IX boulevard. As far as I can tell, it was built during the 60s, perhaps to help accommodate the growing residential population of Rosemont and adjacent areas. It's an unusually deep one- roughly eighty feet or so beneath street level, a depth which exceeds most of our city's subway lines. Over the course of its length are several mid-level connections that cause nice little cascades of water to come down like the one shown here. There's also a touch of brick found in these sections, most likely because engineers figured it would hold up better to the forces of erosion.