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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 31st December, 2006)

Dean Lock and the M6

Dean Lock and the M6
The M6 Motorway crossing the Canal at Dean lock.

Photo: Dave  (Fuji S7000)
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Comment by: Gary Wilkes on 31st December 2006 at 15:09

I Have cycled under this bridge(viaduct) many times on my way to work (Wrightington Hospital). I was told a story about the bridge, that in the 70's a wagon carrying Guiness fell off the M6 and the canal was full of bottles, the whole of Shevington was awash with beer. hahah. The driver and Co-driver escaped unhurt.

Comment by: Dave on 1st January 2007 at 11:21

There are six "ways" crossing here.

Motorway - Canal - Towpath - Railway - River Douglas - Public Bridleway

Comment by: John on 7th January 2007 at 14:00

Don't forget a 7th - the main tranatlantic air route passes over this area. On many a clear morning you can see planes on their approach into Manchester Airport. I can't think of any other area where so mnay modes of transport intersect each other

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