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Masonry bridge of the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir built in 1907.

Too see other Declared Monuments along the Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail, please go to the set for Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail.

Tags:   hongkong Tai Tam Reservoirs Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Declared Monuments Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail Masonry Bridge 大潭水務文物徑 大潭篤水塘 Level-1:Peace Awards

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Excerpt from the brochure "Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail" by Water Supplies Department:

Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir Dam 1904-1907: Dams along the Tai Tam system follow a generic form. The masonry faced dam at Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir has a stilling pond with concrete side walls and tubular steel guard rails. Seventy years after the original structure was completed, the whole section of the dam's spillway was lowered by 3 metres for safety reasons. This has left the dam looking slightly indented at its crest.

Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir Valve House 1904-1907: The valve house is built on a projecting platform, and could be reached by a footbridge, The plinth consists of several courses of dressed ashlar and the walls are constructed of rock-faced rusticated granite blocks built to courses. Features include semi-circular arched heads over door and windows. A rectangular cast iron rainwater pipe, complete with ornamental hopper head, can be seen at one corner of the valve house.

Tags:   Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail Tai Tam Hong Kong Dam Valve House Declared Monuments 大潭水務文物徑 大潭中水塘 Level-1:Peace Awards

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Excerpt from the brochure "Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail" by Water Supplies Department:

Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Dam 1912-1917: The masonry-faced concrete gravity dam features ornamental parapets and 12 large spillways to handle water overflow. Spillways at either end of the dam are the original spillways while the other 10 have been modified with additional concrete structures to act as siphon spillways. Over the spillways are a road deck formed by 12 arches supported by half-round granite columns.

Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Valve House 1917: The valve house is situated near the south end of the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir dam. The valve house was built on a projecting platform which has cantilevered steel balconies or catwalks fixed to the front of it. The valve house was built to a rectangular plan with walls of rock-faced rusticated granite. The roof is flat and the parapet has a moulded projecting cornice and coping all round the building. Window and door openings have semi-circular arches and flush cills. The windows on the side facing the road have been blocked up.

Tai Tam Upper Reservoir Dam 1883-1888: The reservoir waters were contained by the towering walls of a granite and concrete dam, 100 feet high, 400 feet long and 60 feet wide at its base - the largest dam structure ever built in Hong Kong at that time. From the reservoir, water gravitated through a 7,300 feet long tunnel through mountain and an aboveground 16,500 feet aqueduct to Central.

Tai Tam Upper Reservoir Valve House 1883-1888: The valve house for the dam is located at one third of the way along the top of the dam. A simple square structure with a single door and small window openings which have since been blocked, the valve house has been built in rock-faced rusticated granite blocks. The original hipped roof has been replaced with a flat roof with the projecting corice, supported by carved ornamental corbels, remains intact.

Tags:   Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Tai Tam Upper Reservoir Dam Valve Houses Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail Tai Tam Hong Kong Declared Monuments 大潭篤水塘 大潭上水塘 大潭水務文物徑

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Excerpt from the brochure "Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail" by Water Supplies Department:

Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Masonry Bridge 1907: Two of the bridges in particular are quite high and feature granite imposts, inserted between columns and arches.

Tags:   Masonry Bridge Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail Tai Tam Hong Kong Declared Monuments 大潭篤水塘 大潭水務文物徑 Level-1:Peace Awards


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