Prestolee Locks and the Meccano-style bridge

Prestolee Locks and the Meccano-style bridge

Prestolee Locks and the Meccano-style bridge

Prestolee Locks and the Meccano-style bridge

The multi-coloured footbridge is made from 400 giant pieces of Meccano costing £90,000. Builders used 700 oversized nuts and bolts, which cost £18 each.
Each component is ten times bigger and heavier than regular-sized ones
Artist Liam Curtin said he wanted to reflect Bolton's engineering heritage.
Two factories made the beams, nuts and bolts in the same style as a toy set.
Money for the art project came from a developer building homes nearby.
It gave the council money for the bridge as part of its planning permission.

Taken - 06/04/2013
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Nob End, Bolton
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch