Photos of Wigan
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Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 12th January, 2014)

Gathurst Motorway Bridge

Gathurst Motorway Bridge
M6 motorway bridge over the canal and lock cottage.

Photo: Dan Highton  (Canon EOS 5D)
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Comment by: Ken R on 12th January 2014 at 02:20

Nice photo. The old and the new, totally different means of transportation, but each one quite necessary both now and then.

Comment by: Mick on 12th January 2014 at 07:35

Dean Locks where the navigable River Douglas used to be joined onto the Leeds Liverpool canal by a set of locks.

Comment by: maggie. on 12th January 2014 at 10:01

Happy days! it was really great sailing along this canal, especially when we went past where I used to play.

Comment by: Roy on 12th January 2014 at 11:01

Maggie, i asked you a question on Friday's P a D. There is also the Southport/Manchester railway line at the top of the banking on the left and the river Douglas also unseen, to the right of the photo. I have seen 'trains and boats and planes'(as the song goes) at the same time there on more than one occasion.

Comment by: dave marsh on 12th January 2014 at 11:07

You can see Dean Lock in the Album under Gathurst.The large stones around the old lock are still in position and can can be seen today.It was one of the brainwaves of Prince Albert.

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