• Sun rreflecting off wet steel
  • Riveted construction
  • Remainder of Beers timber
  • Houses along Ackers Road towards Stockton Heath
  • Dark rain shower crowds receding

365-273 MSCC Cantilever Road Bridge At Sunset, After Rain Shower

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The Cantilever Ship Canal bridge (rightly called the Latchford High Level Bridge) B5157 connects Fairfield and Station Road in south Warrington. The latter was the location of Latchford station (Cheshire Lines), then Cantilever garden centre and now Cantilever Mansions, a collection of modern flats.

Here, the wet iron girders on the bridge is picking tp the low setting sun, in a nice golden yellow.

The bridge can remain in situ for all but the tallest ships and generally is used as a rat run when other hydraulic powered road bridges are opened.

In the area are Cantiliver Park (home to Warrington Town football club, eclipsed by the mighty Wires Rugby club) and the excellent Canteliver chippy (who will do Pea-wet if asked nicely).

The book 'History of the Manchester Ship Canal from Its Inception to Its Completion' records it as having a weight in steel of 783 tons. Also its centre span is recorded as 206 feet. In contrast the swing bridges at Knutsford and Northwich roads is only 120 feet.

Below the bridge was the old Beers timber yard. This is now being dissasembled.

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Guy Hatton, joehall45, Shadows489_2, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  3. ThistleDhu1 62 months ago | reply

    Congratulations! This Shot has Won An Award !

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  4. foxylady's stardust (From here to Ipernity) 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Historical and architectural gems, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Lovely shot.

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  6. Chris Beesley 61 months ago | reply

    Cracking shot Tony, looks really good with the setting sun reflecting off those girders

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

  7. @HotpixUK -Add Me On Ipernity 500px 61 months ago | reply

    The rain shower that just passed made it very reflective and that helped a lot.

  8. joehall45 60 months ago | reply

    Love the contrast!

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