These pages shows places where the former Poplar Street Bridge in Failsworth, which had been dropped and culverted, has been re-built as part of the canal restoration.
August 1st 2001: Poplar Street bridge, looking west from Lock 66 before work started.
January 31st 2002: Most of the blockage has been excavated. Steel re-inforcements are being put in place in preparation for the construction of the concrete structure. The road has been diverted onto a temporary embankment on the far side.
September 5th 2002: Looking west. The bridge walls, roof and parapets have been constructed. The parapet and wing walls have been clad with brick. The towpath has been constructed from concrete. The bridge is now fully open to traffic.
August 1st 2001: Poplar Street bridge, looking east before work started.
June 13th 2002: Looking east, showing the wing walls under construction and the completed parapet.
May 20th 2002: Looking north. Traffic is using the eastern half of the bridge as the western half is completed.
September 5th 2002: Looking east. The parapet and wing walls have been clad with brick. The towpath has been constructed. Marlborough Mill in the background is being demolished due to its unsafe condition.
My thanks to Wrekin Construction for providing access to the site to take these photographs.
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