20 February 18 Following the line of the future Trafford Park Line tram route from Salford Quays
to the Trafford Centre, then on to the historic Barton Swing Aqueduct. Sunny.
Also see here, here, here, and here
Memorial to Marshall Stevens (1852-1936) by Arthur
Sherwood Edwards (1937), Trafford Park Village.
Sculpture of a molecule at the LanXess chemicals
works, Trafford Park. Artist not known.
First section of tram tracks to be laid on the Metrolink Trafford
Park Line, Parkway, Trafford Park.
The tower at the entrance to Barton Square at the intu Trafford Centre.
Lion sculpture at the entrance to Barton Square.
Fountain in Barton Square.
Site of the future Metrolink tram terminus.
The footbridge between Peel Avenue and Barton Square.
Entrance to the Trafford Centre. This was only my second visit to the
Trafford Centre and it is still as dreadful as I remember.
The Chill Factore building (FaulknerBrowns Architects 2007).
Indoor skiing, snowboarding and snow activities centre.
The Chill Factore.
Inside the Chill Factore.
New lifting bridge (2017) which carries the A57 road over the
Manchester Ship Canal at Barton-upon-Irwell, Salford.
The M60 high level and the new A57 lifting bridge crossing
the Manchester Ship Canal at Barton-upon-Irwell.
Provision has been made on the new bridge for a future
extension of the Trafford Park Metrolink line to Port Salford.
The Barton Road Swing Bridge and the Barton Swing Aqueduct
from the Manchester Ship Canal at Barton-upon-Irwell.
Sign on the Rock House Hotel, Barton-upon-Irwell.
Board walk to the viewpoint for the Barton Swing Aqueduct. On the left is
the embankment for the original stone aqueduct which carried the
Bridgewater Canal over the river Irwell. The aqueduct was
demolished when the Manchester Ship Canal was constructed.
The unique Barton Swing Aqueduct (1894) which carries the Bridgewater
Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal.
The Barton Swing Aqueduct and the control tower.
The Barton Swing Aqueduct.
Metal sculpture near Barton Swing Bridge. Artist not known.
Back at Salford Quays. Late afternoon sun on the
tracks at the Harbour City Metrolink tram stop.
Sunset on the Quay West office building, Salford Quays.
Sunset over Salford Quays. Sovereign Point apartments at left.
Sunset at Salford Quays.