Photos showing progress on the construction of the Liverpool Canal Link, October 31st 2008. [Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4]
The section of the Liverpool Canal Link that passes through Pier Head is now in water. The fencing has now been removed from the section in front of the Port of Liverpool Building and this area is now open to the public.
Work is still continuing further south at Mann Island and further north at Princes Dock and Trafalgar Dock. This work is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. A period of testing will follow and these other sections filled with water.
The Liverpool Canal Link is on schedule to open to navigation around Easter 2009.
These photos cover the route of the new canal link in sections, from south to north, from the Pier Head to Trafalgar Dock.
(It is hoped that new photos of Mann Island Lock and basin will be shown here before long.)
(Please note: the images on these pages are quite large so the page may be slow to load for those not using broadband.)
The view of the Liverpool Canal Link across the Pier Head from the roof of the Cunard Building, looking south, showing the Museum of Liverpool under construction and the Albert Dock in the background.
Looking across Mann Island towards the Albert Dock from the Cunard Building. On the left, behind the red crane, can be seen concrete walls being constructed around the new Mann Island Basin. The new Mann Island Lock (seen here under construction in May
) is out of sight to the left.
More detailed view of the canal channel from the Cunard Building, showing the seating areas overlooking the canal.
The view of the Canal Link from the Cunard Building looking north, with the ferry terminal behind. The link continues through a tunnel to Princes Dock, which is out of sight to the right.
The Canal Link crossing Pier Head looking southwards towards new Museum of Liverpool and the tunnel leading under Mann Island to Canning Dock.
The Pier Head, looking northwards, with the Three Graces (the Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building) on the right.
A wider view of the Pier Head and the Three Graces.
Click on the links below to see earlier photos of work on the Canal Link.