SJ8293 : Mauldeth Road West railway bridge, Chorlton cum Hardy

taken 6 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Mauldeth Road West railway bridge, Chorlton cum Hardy
Mauldeth Road West railway bridge, Chorlton cum Hardy
Mauldeth Road West was constructed in the 1920s, crossing the existing railway line by means of this substantial bridge. Older maps indicate that prior to the new dual carriageway being constructed there was already a railway bridge here carrying a lane from Hough End Hall. Although only a double track line, space was left for future doubling to four tracks. The railway was closed in the 1960s and for many years the public had unrestricted access along the trackbed under this bridge. However the line had recently been opened as far as St Werburgh's Road as part of the Metrolink tram network, and work was underway to extend the line to East Didsbury, and this section was already well fenced off.

The small building probably houses electrical equipment related to the overhead lines.

Expect the graffiti to be removed before the new line opens.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Hough End  Chorlton  Chorlton-Cum-Hardy  Twenty Seven Steps 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8272 9341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.2309N 2:15.6948W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8271 9341
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Manchester  Manchester Metrolink  Mauldeth Road West  Railway Bridge  Bridge  Tramway  Twenty Seven Steps  LRT  Metrolink Extension 

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