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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Trafford Road Bridge


This is Sam Platt's pub by the side of the Manchester Ship Canal. The octagonal shaped building is an extension of the pub built on a circular concrete base above the canal.  The Pub is named after Samuel Platt who was involved with the Manchester Ship canal project. In the distance, looking under the bridge to the pub you can see the Trafford Road Bridge.





This used to be a swing bridge but since the docks closed it no longer moves. The increased volume of traffic across this bridge has meant that a second bridge was added
 on the Eastern side of the canal.

10 comments:

  1. Is that built on a swing bridge base, very clever use that

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  2. It would be fun to sit in that octagonal room and watch things go by on the river.

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  3. Just an amazing building and view so nice.

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  4. I like buildings built over the water. We use to have a hotel out on a pier in Galveston, Texas. It was called the Flagship.

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  5. What a fun place to have a brew or two! Or a glass of wine if you are me. Anytime a pub or restaurant is on the water it gets a good review from me even before I eat. (It has to be terrible bad food before I would hate it -- I love to eat on the water.)

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  6. So much of interest in London! Or is Manchester not in London? I am such an ignoramus! :-)

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  7. A colorful bridge - I like it!

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  8. That must be a special pub !

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