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Steam crane by Barton Bridge.

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Board of Trade Inspection of the Irwell Viaduct Total Load of Ten Locomotives 750 Tons, if the bridge collapsed it fails!.

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Boring Party on a Barge at the ManchesterEnd.

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They had their problems,an unusual high tide in the Mersey caused the Bridgewater Lock Wall to Collapse.

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Bridgewater Lock Collapse from West Dam. Masts of sailing ships can be seen to the right at Runcorn Dock.

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Not just a matter of digging a 'big ditch' railway lines had to be rerouted and new stations built, this one is at Cadishead.

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Ancient Canoe found at Partington. Judging by the relaxed attitude of the young man I would not think he was employed on the canal workings.

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Same canoe different view.

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"City of London" Salt Union Steam Barge.

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Clearing the Area Around a Ruston and Dunbar Mechanical Steam Navvy.

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