The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 72 (1994) > Issues > Issue 21 > Bridges of the Manchester Ship Canal - Past, Present and Future
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Bridges of the Manchester Ship Canal - Past, Present and Future

It was on 21 May 1894 that Queen Victoria made her Royal visit to Manchester to proclaim the £15M construction ofthe Manchester Ship Canal ‘well and truly open ’. Over the past 1O0 years the Ship Canal has served the region well, and its fortunes have been closely allied to all the vagaries of the political and economic climate, the effects of two World Wars and the general changes in the methods of conveying and handling freight. Hubert Dickson

Author(s): Dickson, Hubert

Keywords: manchester ship canal;road bridges;railway bridges;baker's bridge, widnes;runcorn-widnes transporter bridge;movable bridges;runcorn bridge;bowstring bridges;arch bridges;latchford bridge, warrington;warburton bridge, ches;barton viaduct, lancs;barton aqueduct;thelwall viaduct