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Water Street Bridge and River Irwell Viaducts

Viaduct provding a crossing of the River Irwell and Mersey & Irwell Navigation Co. for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, c1830.

Grid reference: SJ 828 979

Map showing the location of the River Irwell Viaducts

Picture of the viaducts crossing the River Irwell
River Irwell Viaducts, Water Street

29 ft clearance over River Irwell and Water St. Bridge has two arches 53 ft wide, 18 ft cartway for access by the then Mersey & Irwell Navigation Co. Present Water St bridge structure of 1909 replaced earlier bridge built by Fairbairn & Lillie of Ancoats.