A poem by inky, originally appeared on Allpoetry.com
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They created a crossing over the river, that bended, bobbed and weaved gave it nice hot shiny rivets, to hold it together ending with a lick of paint to make it shiny then as the builders worked on their plots houses and houseboats appeared by the canalside even a big ship or three resting by the side of the water, so
when a new road was needed over the water a new crossing went, the road going over the water with ease. Opened by the king, queen or some other noble, they noticed the incredible way the bridges worked aiding naval ships and big trading vessels to get from a to b with ease
A selection of stuff, taken by me during photography classes
submitted for Cees Fun Foto Challenge
Starting from the top, the Man Utd bee (1 and 2) – still buzzing around Old Trafford, Manchester as part of #Beeinthecity . next the tin soldier (3), an old tin box i kept cookies in. Red Bowl with soup in comes next (4), for the culinary photographer – Tomato Soup, (5) Trafford Road Bridge, near to Manchester Utd (6) Tomato on a Slate (7) Red Begonias, and (8) Red Bauble on last years Christmas Tree
The Orb was a lighting experiment – and used Red LEDs to brighten up a Glass Sphere.
It can be happily said that where i live, in Salford, you’re no more than five minutes away from a bridge of some sort.
The mass of water you see above is the Manchester Ship Canal , which flows towards the river mersey, and flows through the county of Greater Manchester
as a result – there’s a number of bridges that cross this expanse.
The one i cross most days is the Trafford Road Bridge, which i cross when going to sporting events on the other side of the county.
Occasionally, i’ll cross this bridge – the old dockside swing bridge – affectionately called “Detroit” as each of the docks is named after an american lake. Detroit passes over “Erie” Basin, a place once for ships – but now more akin to Open water swimming
Erie has an adjoining canal, called Mariners – and this too has a set of bridges to enable those living on the dockside to get about. This pic was taken at the point where the mouth of Erie flows into Mariners – which joins up with another set of Basins at the other side.
The newest of all the bridges on the quayside (and the last in the sequence on my journey to Imperial War Museum North) is the Millennium Bridge – built for the year 2000 and providing access across the waterway between the Lowry arts centre in Salford, and Imperial War Museum North – in Neighbouring Trafford
(Sports fans might have also noted – its used for quick access to Manchester United Football Club’s stadium – Old Trafford)
Characterised by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress.
There are many places that meet this criteria, but you could say the refurbished Manchester Waterside comes close.
Firstly they cleaned up the basins, and placed lots of fancy housing around where the dockside warehouses are…whilst that was going on, they built a hotel on the dock 6, the nearest to the Trafford road bridge, built the bridge a sister and turned Trafford road into a dual carriageway
Wildlife made its way onto the Dockside, whilst a line of trees followed a walkway commemorating the areas past and transformation, as office blocks, hotels and shopping malls made their way onto space where industrial and ship repair warehouses once stood
The Office workers were given modern housing set by the waterside, and the owners paid a fortune to get the water in the basins cleaned up. Old Bridges were given a lick of paint, and the Gem in the crown of the transformation – An Arts centre – the Lowry was placed in a prominent position on the canalside
The latest piece of the Jigsaw ? arrived when BBC Manchester were considering a new base for their broadcast HQ. This led to the development on the furthest part of the quayside adjacent to the Lowry by Erie Basin. They called the development “Mediacity:UK” and hosts broadcasting facilities for BBC TV and Radio and ITV…as well as several production houses
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
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Definitely a change from the Old Dockside…..
Ostentatious ? I’ll let you be the judge of that !
Strolling round my hometown of Salford, you can see Many curved structures.
The river Irwell traverses around the cities various districts and as a result, crossing points have been created to cross this body of water
This pic is of the millennium bridge, straddling the Manchester Ship Canal from its point at Salford Quays at the Lowry, towards Trafford Wharf and Imperial War Museum North, on the other side of the canal. The building at the back of the bridge is the Ship Canal HQ.
The bridge itself lifts by means of two sets of weights at the top of four towers each side of the bridge. as these are moved by the bridges cables it moves the bridge.
As the canal reaches the quayside it makes its way through Five canal basins interlocked by a series of mini canals which are crossed by footpaths and bridges. Mariners Canal which links Ontario Basin with the larger Erie Basin has a bridge connecting the main road (Trafford Road) with the Offices and Houses on the Quayside. This bridge was completed in 1989. It has its own curves – islands for Street lights which cross over the canal.
Detroit bridge has a curved walkway, for special events that take part throughout the year in the city, in particular the Open water swims and Triathlon events that occur during weekends and on fixed dates during the year. Its been a venue for Commonwealth Games events and Triathlon.
The Canal itself cuts through areas of Greater Manchester till it reaches its source at Eastham.