SJ8097 : Huron Basin and the Detroit Bridge

taken 28 days ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, England

Huron Basin and the Detroit Bridge
Huron Basin and the Detroit Bridge
The large expanse of water now known as Huron and Erie Basins was once part of Dock 9, the largest and most important of the Manchester (Salford) Docks. It opened in 1905 and was home to the passenger and shipping company, Manchester Liners. At over half a mile in length, 9 Dock was big enough to hold 10 ocean liners or large container ships, enabling the Port of Manchester to remain internationally competitive. Since then the area surrounding 9 Dock has dramatically transformed from industrial landscape to luxurious waterside development.

The Detroit Bridge is something of a landmark within Salford Quays. The 80-metre-long former railway bridge was moved and converted to a footbridge during the redevelopment of Salford Docks as they were transformed into Salford Quays. The bridge now links the residential area around Ontario Basin with Harbour City and MediaCityUK.

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SJ8097, 1166 images   (more nearby 🔍)
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 6 November, 2023   (more nearby)
Thursday, 9 November, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 806 973 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3405N 2:17.5880W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 805 972
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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