SD7806 : River Irwell, Radcliffe Bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

River Irwell, Radcliffe Bridge
River Irwell, Radcliffe Bridge
Looking upstream from Pilkington Way towards Radcliffe Bridge.

The first bridge across the Irwell, at this site, was probably erected during the late MediŠval period at the site of a ford where, the Manchester to Blackburn packhorse route (now Blackburn Street) passed through the hamlet which became known as Radcliffe Bridge.

LinkExternal link - The first known photograph of Radcliffe Bridge, taken around 1854.
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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SD7806, 137 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
Irwell 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7860 0695 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.5238N 2:19.4716W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7851 0682
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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