SJ8197 : Cranes, Ontario Basin

3 km from Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Cranes, Ontario Basin
Cranes, Ontario Basin
These two iconic dockyard cranes, which symbolise the area’s former use as Manchester Docks, have become a landmark at Salford Quays. The cranes, which were first erected in 1966 on South Dock 6, were decommissioned and moved to their current position at the eastern end of Ontario Basin, in 1988. Unfortunately they are now rusting badly, have become unsafe and have been fenced off. It is probable that they will be demolished early in 2013 (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News).
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8121 9722 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.2825N 2:17.0723W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8119 9726
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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