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Tuesday, 23 February 2010


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"F" is for "Footbridge" and this one crosses the Ashton Canal at Portland Basin.

The present steel bridge is comparatively recent and replaces an earlier one that was probably wooden. The canal itself has been there since 1796 and was built for horse-drawn narrow boats to carry coal down to Manchester.

As you can see, this photo was taken at a warmer time of year. The only "F" photos I have taken recently involved frozen things and we have probably seen enough such photos for now!

See Birds Eye View of this location.

"Footbridge" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "F" posts from around the world please follow this link.


  1. What a lovely shot and a great one for the F day! Love the reflections in the water!! Hope you're having a great week!


  2. Looks like a nice spot - that bridge is quite elegant and unobtrusive. I love being near the water - canal, river, sea or anything.

  3. A great photo for ABC Wed.

    On behalf of the ABC Wed. team, thanks for playing this week.

  4. Charming photo. Always like the water scenes.

  5. I often used to take canal walks in the Manchester area.

  6. Water scenes are hard to beat. Nice shot of the footbridge!

  7. A perfect choice for the letter F. Its quite lovely.

  8. What a fun footbridge, it looks like a fabulous place to fish from.

    (did I just end a sentence with a preposition just to sneak in another "f"?)

  9. used to know this bridge so well, there are some nice stone steps up to the bridge with the Tudor mill.(gone now) then a opening where a wheelwright had his yard, spent many a hour watching him at his craft

  10. very nice bridges have a charm

  11. Yes - I remember when it was of wood construction - it used to gently bow in the middle !


  12. I love that photo - it looks as if the houses have actually been built on the bridge! LOL!


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