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The Weaver Navigation

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Pick a Topic from my Photo.

This month Cee posted a photo of a river with some old industrial buildings on the far side of the river.

This is Hunt’s Locks on a section of the Weaver Navigation with the Weaver Railway Viaduct behind at Northwich, Cheshire England.

The Weaver Navigation is a stretch of the river made navigable for boats. The locks are used to raise and lower boats between different levels of the river. Although the scene looks very industrial, in reality it was mostly residential property in the area.

CMMC: Pick a Topic from my Photo
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Throwback Thursday

Hunt’s Locks

Throwback Thursday travels back to the winter of 1979/80 and a walk along a section of the the Weaver Navigation.

These are Hunt’s Locks (or Hunts Locks depending on the reference you use) on the Weaver Navigation in Northwich, Cheshire.

The small lock was built circa. 1860 and the large lock circa. 1890. The Weaver Railway Viaduct that crosses the River Weaver is in the background.

Throwback Thursday: 7th January 2021
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CFFC

Bridges

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges prompt.

As the prompt is plural I decided to go with two very different bridges about 20 miles apart in Cheshire, England.

Weekly Prompts: The Bridge

Canal lift bridge in the village of Wrenbury, Cheshire. When a canal boat comes along the bridge is raised using a winch. The bridge was designed by the Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford in the 1790s.

CFFC: Bridges

The Weaver Railway Viaduct in Northwich, Cheshire. Technically this is a viaduct but the two steel sections in the center are bridges over the River Weaver and the Weaver Navigation. Also, one of the stone arches is a road bridge over London Road, Northwich. Edited to give the image a grungy, aged look.

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CFFC

Bridges

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Bridges.

I decided to go with a selection of bridges from various parts of Cheshire, England.

First, a canal lift bridge from Wrenbury in south west Cheshire.

Wrenbury lift bridge over the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Next Bridgegate, a medieval bridge constructed when the Roman city walls of Chester were extended to the south.

Bridgegate, the southern entrance to medieval Chester.

Finally what is technically a railway viaduct although there are two wrought iron bridges in the span to the right in the photo.

Industrial Stone Work.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Industrial Stone Work

The new Cosmic Photo Challenge is WRITTEN IN STONE: STONE WORKS AND STRUCTURES NEW OR OLD.

This is the Weaver Railway Viaduct, also known as the Northwich Railway Viaduct. Built in 1860 of red sandstone, blue brick and iron.

Half a mile long with forty-eight stone arches and two wrought-iron girder bridges it crosses the River Dane and River Weaver in Northwich, Cheshire, England.

Industrial Stone Work.