Irwell Bridge

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 31st October 2011 by Liam Physick

One of the images donated to Metal by Eric Shenton. Here we see the bridge over the River Irwell, between Manchester and Salford. This bridge was important to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway: the original plan was that the Railway would terminate at Salford, but in 1829 a deviation was approved to allow it to cross the Irwell so it could terminate at Liverpool Road in Manchester. 53 feet wide, the Bridge carried not just twin railway tracks but also an 18 foot wide roadway, to satisfy the objections of the Mersey and Irwell Navigation Company to the positioning of a pier in the middle of the River

Irwell Bridge

Tagged under: liverpool and manchester railway, eric shenton, manchester liverpool road station, mersey and irwell navigation company, irwell bridge

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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