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It looks very much like the Barton road bridge over the Ship Canal. It certainly brings back memories of going to see relatives in Urmston.
22nd Jun 2012
I think this is actually the bridge carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the Ship Canal, photograph taken from the road bridge.
1st Jul 2012
I lived just up the road from this swing bridge at Barton in some flats - Mees Sq. we used to watch these ships often comming though to Salord or out towards Liverpool. Brings back many memories, of my university days and my Mother.
22nd Sep 2012
This is the canal swing bridge...you can see iron plate sides inside the struts of the bridge. When a ship passed through, there would be a few minutes delay while barriers stopped the (road) traffic. It was known as being "Bridged". Cyclists would form up at the head of the queue & as soon as the barriers lifted, would surge across followed by cars. My Aunt lived at 56 Boardman Street Eccles. I was amazed when huge ships passed the end of her road, & when they all hooted on New Years Eve.
20th Mar 2013
my first job leaving st margarets moss side was working on modewheel locks and then in 1958 on barton swing bridge and aquaduct .the engineers let me work the bridge and aquaduct from the big tower in the centre island, very interesting job for a young boy and then worked on the tugs and the silver arrow in manchester docks mr birchall the captain was a horrible bloke, fell in no 8 dock off the silver arrow, mostly good memories. jim williams ex (moss side)
25th Mar 2013
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