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Identification Longshot and Talking Point 993


Brumas2
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Good Evening All

About time we had a lump of water. What exactly and where precisely?

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QuizMan

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It's the Manchester Ship Canal and if I am not mistaken, that's a swing bridge aquaduct.

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Woolwell

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Quizman has it. Barton Road Swing Bridge wikipedia

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QuizMan

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I think this is it - Swing bridge

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Lazarus The 2nd

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'tis indeed Click here

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john bunyan

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QuizMan

Hole on one. Well spotted!

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QuizMan

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What puzzles me most about that picture is that the boat on the left seems to be going full steam ahead into the stationery ship.

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Brumas

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QuizMan Well Done

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Woolwell

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2 tugs - head and stern tug. If you look closely you can see the lines attached from the ship to the tug. Nowadays they are not required so much due to bow thrusters. But in those days a ship like that wasn't very manoeuvrable in a canal.

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QuizMan

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Woolwell - my thanks for your expertise. I live and learn.

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