Across the Manchester Bolton and Bury canal

Across the Manchester Bolton and Bury canal

Across the Manchester Bolton and Bury canal

Across the Manchester Bolton and Bury canal

The completed bridge now stands 1.3 metres high and spans 6.4m across the canal in Little Lever to Moses Gate Country Park.
Here, the canal branches into three, at a famous site important to the history of canal building, dating back to the 1790s.
Local steel fabricators made the beams, nuts and bolts in the same style as a toy set — but ten times thicker and 1,000 times heavier.

Each piece cost around £55 to produce and each bolt around £18.

The bridge uses traditional 1950s Meccano colours, and local people volunteered to help with the building.

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