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Cantilever Bridge Latchford / Manchester Ship Canal


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Great pic,& a new one for me.Taken from St.Heath side looking towards the Locks?About 1895?Don't forget,the cantilever bridge was constructed on the orders of Mr.Parr of Grappenhall Hayes,who didn't want to be kept waiting on his journey home from his bank in Warrington by the swing bridges being closed. Money talks!! :shock:

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I actually thought it was from the locks side looking towards Stockton Heath so thanks for the update Byrdy. I have some more pics of it somewhere but can't find them at the moment.

 

If only we were al as fortunate as Mr Parr and we could all commission bridges to get us out of Warrington's gridlocked roads at home time. Would certainly make things a lot wasier eh :wink::D

 

Wonder what he'd think of today's roads and traffic congestion :shock:

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bit of useless info about the bridge...

 

The steelwork used weighs 783 tons and the 206 foot span carries the roadway 75 feet above the water level..... but don't worry too much about the the sign says 'weak bridge' :wink:

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