The canal is the Ashton Canal which connects Ashton with Manchester. The bridge crosses the entrance to the Peak Forest Canal which runs to Hyde, Marple and Derbyshire.
The wind has kept this stretch of canal from freezing but the canal to the left and the canal around the corner straight ahead have both frozen over.
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