SJ8398 : River Irwell

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

This is 1 of 25 images, with title River Irwell in this square
River Irwell
River Irwell
Between Albert Bridge and Trinity Bridge.
Trinity Bridge, Salford
The Trinity footbridge linking Manchester and Salford was designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The 1.9m footbridge, named for the nearby Trinity Church (SJ8398 : Sacred Trinity Church, Salford), was opened in 1995 and connects the recently-developed Chapel Wharf area with the city centre. The whole structure rests on one single, 41metre tall pylon, leaned over at a rakish angle, from which the suspending tension cables hang down to suspend the footbridge deck beneath. Perhaps, not the most efficient design for a suspension bridge, but certainly a spectacular one visually.

Trinity Bridge was one of Calatrava's earliest bridge works and, to date, remains the only project he has completed in the United Kingdom.
River Irwell
The River Irwell rises on the Rossendale hills north of Bacup and flows south for 39 miles before joining the River Mersey west of Manchester. It was a very important river in the development of industry, during the Industrial revolution, in Lancashire.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 26 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
River (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8340 9842 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9341N 2:15.0967W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8332 9840
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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