Cadishead Viaduct

Cadishead Viaduct, Carrington 5 footpath, Trafford M44 5AL, United Kingdom
 
Cadishead Viaduct is a minor waterways place on the Manchester Ship Canal (Main Line) between Walton Junction (Junction of Manchester Ship Canal Main Line and Walton Lock Branch) (7 miles and 7½ furlongs and 1 lock to the west) and Pomona Dock No 4 (Junction with Branch to Bridgewater Canal) (8 miles and 3¾ furlongs and 3 locks to the east).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Walton Junction is Cadishead Ferry; 4 furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Pomona Dock No 4 is Partingham Coaling Basin; 2 furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Barclays Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (3¾ furlongs away)

There is a bridge here which takes a disused railway over the canal.

Thelwall Viaduct4 miles, 1¼ furlongs
Rixton Junction3 miles
Warburton High Level Bridge1 mile, 6¼ furlongs
Millbank Wharf7¾ furlongs
Cadishead Ferry4 furlongs
Cadishead Viaduct
Partingham Coaling Basin2 furlongs
Irlam Wharf6¼ furlongs
Mersey Weir1 mile, ¾ furlongs
Irlam Viaduct1 mile, 1½ furlongs
Irlam Locks1 mile, 3¾ furlongs
 
Another derelict railway viaduct, which carried Stockport to Liverpool and Wigan services
Copyright: John Howarth
Taken: 28 July 2010

Access onto the viaduct is now apparently blocked by containers welded together, following deaths during juvenile tribal warfare

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Wikipedia has a page about Cadishead Viaduct

Cadishead Viaduct is a disused railway viaduct of multi-lattice girder construction. It was built in 1892 by the Cheshire Lines Committee to clear the newly built Manchester Ship Canal to carry the new deviation of the Glazebrook to Woodley Main Line. The central span is 40 yards (37 m) long, and the clearance is 75 feet (23 m).

It opened to goods on 27 February 1893 and to passenger traffic on 29 May 1893.

Following the withdrawal of passenger services in 1964, the line became goods only, and when expensive repairs to the viaduct were needed in the early 1980s, British Rail closed the viaduct and the preceding line towards Glazebrook.

It is now blocked with containers on each end owing to anti-social behaviour and to stop people walking across it, as the deck of the viaduct is in a very bad state with major corrosion setting in on the soffits and trough decking of the major steel span of the viaduct.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Cadishead Viaduct
[Cadishead] [Cadishead railway station] [Glazebrook East Junction–Skelton Junction line] [Manchester Ship Canal] [The Lowry] [Clifton Viaduct] [Salford Lads' Club] [Partington railway station] [List of railway bridges and viaducts in the United Kingdom]
Information retrieved Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 15:02
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