26 Feb 14 I was heading for Manchester on the tram but as it passed the Etihad Campus
I noticed the first section of the footbridge was being lifted into place so I leapt off and took
some photos. Then on to Manchester centre for a bit and finally, as it seemed to be shaping
up for a fine evening, I jumped on a tram for Salford Quays for the sunset and a pint at
the Lowry, as you do. Showers at first then a fine evening.
First section of the Etihad Campus Footbridge.
A new sculpture at Spinningfields in the shape of an old-fashioned
clothes peg, which appears to be 'pinching' up the lawn.
Plate on the Prince's Bridge. A former road bridge over the Irwell,
now used as a pedestrian and cycle route. However, it will soon have
to be removed to make way for the Ordsall Chord rail link project.
Salford Quays. Ontario Basin and a passing tram.
The Watersports Centre, Ontario Basin.
The cable and support is for a Wakeboarding cable tow.
Central Bay, Welland Lock. This part is open to the Ship Canal,
which is also the river Irwell at this point. A lot of the debris that
gets washed down the river after heavy rain gets trapped in these
open docks, especially if there's a westerly wind blowing. It gets
cleared regularly though.
The rather nondescript building at the back is a Holiday Inn.
Tales of Things QR code on the Lowry Footbridge (sic).
Imperial Point apartments.
The Lowry Arts Centre.
Sunset over MediaCity.
The Quay West building at sunset.