SJ6990 : Warburton Bridge

taken 14 years ago, near to Hollinfare, Warrington, Great Britain

Warburton Bridge
Warburton Bridge
This bridge spans the Manchester Ship Canal and links the village of Warburton, to the south, with Rixton, to the north. The canal here was formed by canalising a section of the River Mersey. When the bridge was constructed it was located close to an earlier one that crossed the Mersey here and charged a toll. A toll is still charged for this latter crossing, not, as many people assume, for the act of crossing the Ship Canal. The enabling Act of Parliament for the canal demanded that all bridges over the Ship Canal should be toll free. The original tolled crossing point is located close to the Toll Gate marked on the 1:25000 OS Map (Get-a-map) at about SJ697897. The old river course can be seen also (on the map and on the ground - usually dry in the case of on the ground). Picture taken from SJ 697 907
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 April, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 April, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 695 902 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4636N 2:27.6157W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 697 907
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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