The Bridge

Salford, 23rd June 2016

In response to the prompt

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.

Bridge Lift Tower 2.JPG

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.

Mariners Canal Bridge.JPG

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, Salford Quays

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.



12 thoughts on “The Bridge

  1. Sonia Malysz 22 Jun 2016 / 7:44 pm

    A very interesting and unique angle to take a photo of the bridge. Good photograph and how appropriate for this challenge 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • inkdropk 22 Jun 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks for the comment Sonia. I wasn’t sure what the entry requirements were for this contest…as this is one of several of these bridges…if you (or anyone else) wants to see more of these – drop me a line.

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      • Sonia Malysz 23 Jun 2016 / 7:59 pm

        I definitely want to see more of them. Please post 🙂 Bridges, arches, and old parts of towns are some of my favorite subjects and I always look for them 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. lucidwine 1 Jul 2016 / 10:09 am

    Your photos are beautiful! I just moved to Germany and have seen some breathtaking views. I catch a few with my cell camera, but it makes me want to take some photography classes while I’m here to capture the real beauty! Again…great post!

    Liked by 1 person

    • inkdropk 1 Jul 2016 / 10:16 am

      Many thanks. Plenty more stuff on here so please feel free to take a look. Inky.


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