SJ8397 : Bridge Detail, Castlefield Viaducts

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

Bridge Detail, Castlefield Viaducts
Bridge Detail, Castlefield Viaducts
An interesting feature of the bridges at Giant's Basin (see SJ8397 : Bridgewater Canal, Castlefield Viaducts at Giant's Basin) is the use of "mini-castles" to top the piers. The building of the railway destroyed the site which was once the Roman settlement of Mamucium; it is thought that the castles were added as an nod to the Roman fort which once stood here.
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SJ8397, 2265 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Closeup 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 830 975 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4803N 2:15.4556W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 830 975
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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English Heritage  Historic England  Listed Building  Grade II  Victorian  19th Century  Railway Bridge  Nineteenth Century  Viaduct 

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