The cut-and-cover Monk’s Tunnel covers a large distance and takes a minute or two to walk. There are also
several doors along its length which add to its allure and mystery; as you open a door expecting to appear in
another building, more of the tunnel stretches out in front of you.
Monk’s Tunnel looks like it was originally created as a cable run. The cable trays support a multitude of cables
which connect the Computer Building with
Cell 3 and
Cell 4. Originally these would’ve been data and
control wiring for the computers, but most are now connections between
Cell 3 and its control room in the
Monk's Tunnel moving east.
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