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Manchester

19 March 10       Salford Quays.  Breezy sunshine.

A new promenade frontage and swing footbridge is being built outside the Imperial War Museum North.
I went along to see progress.


Pile-driving the foundations for the new walkway


Positioning the steel tube


Positioning the steel tube


The tube is held from a barge


A hydraulic vibrator is used to drive the tube into the ground (to minimise noise)


Close up on the vibrator


'The Heart' apartment block over the water at MediaCityUK


The MediaCityUK complex under construction
The two glass fronted building on the left will house the BBC
when several departments are moved from London in 2011


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