This is Hyde Daily Photo Volume 1 (2006-2011) which is now in archive mode. For recent photographs please visit Hyde Daily Photo Volume 2. Additional material and links to blogger friends can be found at Hyde DP Xtra.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Manchester Road Roving Bridge from Moorside Place

A view now of the Manchester Road bridge over the Peak Forest Canal.

It is taken from Moorside Place, an estate of new houses built on the site of the Automasters Engineering Works.

See how it looked in January 2008 before the factory was demolished.

Manchester Road Canal Bridge was built in 1804. The original elliptical-arch tunnel which is grooved for stop planks was widened to the North in the mid 1800s with a truncated elliptical keystone arch which is now partly obscured by the 20th century footpath bridge.

See my post from December 2008 for a view of the bridge from the South and an explanation of the term "roving bridge".

Across the canal is Wharfingers House. This canal warehouse built in 1828 is a Grade II listed building now used as offices.

For the view in the opposite direction looking from the top of the bridge see Hyde DP Xtra.

For more Sunday bridges visit San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.


Zyzzyz said...

A bridge with a lot of history.

Lesley said...

this is pretty cool - thanks for all those extra links

joo said...

Lovely bridge and such an interesting post!

genie said...

This is a wonderful shot of quite the historical bridge. The black and white is perfect for it. I enjoyed reading the history.

Jim said...

Terrific shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Crafty Green Poet said...

Interestign history there!

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