SJ8297 : Ordsall Curve Construction, Installation of New Footbridge over the Irwell

taken 3 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Ordsall Curve Construction, Installation of New Footbridge over the Irwell
Ordsall Curve Construction, Installation of New Footbridge over the Irwell
As part of the ongoing Ordsall Chord project to increase rail capacity through Manchester and Salford Contractors have lifted the new footbridge into place over the River Irwell. The footbridge installed at the end of August 2016 replaces the old Princes Bridge (SJ8297 : Prince's Bridge and SJ8297 : Prince's Bridge, Manchester-Salford ) which was removed earlier in the year (LinkExternal link Place North West).
The Ordsall Chord
The Ordsall Chord (also known as the Ordsall Lane Chord, Ordsall Curve or Castlefield Curve) is a short stretch of railway line currently (2016/17) under construction in the Ordsall area of Salford. It will link the mainline railway stations at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria.

First proposed in the 1970s (as the "Castlefield Curve"), parliamentary powers for construction of the link were received in 1979 but the project was cancelled. The proposal was revived in 2010 as part of Network Railís Manchester Northern Hub proposal. It is scheduled to be completed by December 2017, and will cost around £85 million to construct.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Paths  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 828 979 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6904N 2:15.5744W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 828 979
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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