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The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36 mile waterway in the North West of England linking Manchester to the Irish Sea. Starting at the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool, it generally follows the original routes of the rivers Mersey and Irwell through the historic counties of Cheshire and Lancashire. Several sets of locks lift vessels to the canal's terminus in Manchester. Construction began in 1887 and the canal opened in January 1894. This album collects together all my Ship Canal photos from various other albums.
Of particular interest to me are the bridges provided by the Ship Canal Company for the five railway lines that cross the route of the Canal. These were termed "Railway Deviations". See separate album collecting together all my Manchester Ship Canal Railway Deviation photos.