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.
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.