SJ8298 : The Ordsall Chord

taken 8 months ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

The Ordsall Chord
The Ordsall Chord
A controversial thing, the Ordsall Chord.

My personal view is that I am sick and tired of the "rusty iron" school of architecture or artwork, and think that if God had meant us to look at rusty iron he would not have given us paint.

But the creation of this link meant the demolition of some of the oldest railway infrastructure ever built, surviving as part of “the Stonehenge of railway history”. A good account of this destruction can be found at LinkExternal link , an article called "Ordsall Chord - Vandalism or progress?" by David Shirres BSc CEng MIMechE DEM
The Ordsall Chord :: SJ8297
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 Rail’s 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
Tuesday, 8 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  City, Town centre  Railways 
Period (from Tags)
Early 21st Century 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8287 9800 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7065N 2:15.5745W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 82794 98018
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Ordsall Chord  Arch Railway Bridge  Railway Bridge 

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