EAW049806 ENGLAND (1953). The Widnes Transporter Bridge and Runcorn Railway Bridge crossing the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal, Runcorn Gap, 1953

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Title [EAW049806] The Widnes Transporter Bridge and Runcorn Railway Bridge crossing the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal, Runcorn Gap, 1953
Reference EAW049806
Date 30-May-1953
Link
Place name RUNCORN GAP
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 350954, 383531
Longitude / Latitude -2.7368081297165, 53.346128166722
National Grid Reference SJ510835

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The remains of the steam lifeboat ON231 Duke of Northumberland, seen at West Bank Widnes on 23rd June 2013

Ginger79
Monday 8th of July 2019 01:52:30 AM
MAIN USE WAS PASSING TRAFFIC, ONE DOWN ONE WAITING IN POUND INTO LOCK UP,SAVE FILLING EMPTY LOCK. AND TO KEEP WATER LEVEL IN THE BRIDGE WATER CANAL , IT'S ONLY WAY OUT FROM MANCHESTER AT THE BOTTOM END OF EVERY POUND WAS A FULL LENGTH WEAR TO LET THE WATER INTO THE LOWER POUND ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE SHIP CANAL MAIN AIM OF CANAL BUILDERS BUILD YOURS TO DRAIN INTO OTHER AND LET THEM WORRY.

Bottom Yard
Friday 28th of December 2018 05:04:50 PM
Runcorn New Locks - note the sideponds to save water,

Maitland
Monday 30th of June 2014 09:38:12 AM
Bridgewater Canal Runcord Old Locks- five two-rise locks theat originally connected the canal to the Mersey (and thence to Liverpool), later to the Runcorn and weston canal. They still largely exist, though buried- and their restoration would create a very useful link to the River Weaver, and a short but adventurous cruising ring, returning via the Anderton Lift. There's another view of these locks (and the New Line) on EAW021990.

Maitland
Monday 30th of June 2014 09:36:38 AM
Manchester Ship Canal

Maurice
Sunday 29th of June 2014 08:19:35 PM
Power House of The Widnes And Runcorn Transporter Bridge

Ginger79
Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:51:15 PM
St Marys Church West Bank

Ginger79
Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:48:24 PM
West Bank Power Station

Ginger79
Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:47:27 PM
West Bank Dock

Ginger79
Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:46:48 PM
Black Five Steam Loco

Ginger79
Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:45:45 PM
Part of the site that would become Spike Island

Ginger79
Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:43:04 PM
Ship Breakers West Bank Widnes

Ginger79
Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:40:56 PM