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Looking north-westwards from the original 1837 Grand Junction Railway bridge over the River Mersey at Walton Old Junction, towards the post-1893 Manchester Ship Canal Railway Deviation No.1 river bridge. There are two separate girder spans here: study of old maps has shown that only the nearmost was built by 1893, the second span was added a few years later. Since the early 1970s the only tracks - the Up and Down Main - have used the far set of girders. Before resignalling there were three in use. Certainly the bridge girders for the nearer two tracks haven't seen any paint for a good while. This photo is a view of the girders from underneath.