Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Meccano Bridge

I came across the Meccano Bridge whilst exploring cycle routes between Manchester and Bury.

Approaching from the west it sits astride the remains of a spectacular flight of locks.



The detail on the structure is wonderful. A real homage to a childhood favourite.



It is just wide enough to cycle across on both directions.



On the other side there are two lovely picnic benches in the same style.



It is part of the restoration of the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal.



The canal tow path at this point is nominally a cycle path, but it is only suitable for rough terrain machines...


View Larger Map

2 comments:

  1. 'The canal tow path at this point is nominally a cycle path, but it is only suitable for rough terrain machines...'

    I travelled the route on my Dawes tourer fitted 700cx25 tyres.


    ReplyDelete
  2. I've been there on 700x25 tyres too but would prefer suspension and wider rubber

    ReplyDelete