SJ8297 : Ordsall Chord, Construction of New Bridge over the Irwell (Dec 2016)

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

Ordsall Chord, Construction of New Bridge over the Irwell (Dec 2016)
Ordsall Chord, Construction of New Bridge over the Irwell (Dec 2016)
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
Monday, 19 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  Railways  Construction, Development 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
River (from Tags)
River Irwell 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 828 979 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6958N 2:15.5653W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 829 980
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Railway Bridge  Castlefield Curve  Ordsall Chord  River 

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