New bridge across the canal...

New bridge across the canal...

This scene on the canal is about 2000 and shows the canal being dredged of silt and no doubt a few shopping baskets and possibly the odd trolley as well. With a bit of luck they might find an old safe having been dumped by some burglars.

It could be in this location where the new bypass road would go across the canal having followed the road down Halifax Road, through the un-made car park. It is interesting that over the last week repairs and re-laying of car park surfaces have been announced in the news, but did you notice the same as I did that there was no mention of this car park being repaired or  being re-surfaced. Once the bridge carries traffic across the canal the route will be on Bridge Road behind the Golden Hind fish and chip restaurant.    

Canal cleaning c20 years ago 0002

The canal dredging barge is making its way through to the Anchor Bridge area.The new bridge which will cross the canal a few hundred yards ahead of this barge and may not be with us yet but if rumour and speculation is to be believed it will be in the not too distant future.

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