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Arrow West Float Bascule Bridge - July 2010 - 06-07-2010, 19:13

Was in the area on Sunday when a ship approached. Apparently it doesn't happen to often so I jumped out and got a few snaps.











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Default 06-07-2010, 19:41

I knew the ones over the water had been restored years ago, its really nice to see them working, hopefully we will see stanley dock one moving at some point
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It's interesting to know that they're all unmanned. There is just one team of guys who operate every bridge and lock on here and the ship canal and go around in a little van, operate one lock and then zoom ahead in the van to the next!

Plus Peel put in a planning app in the paper last week to develop this whole area with apartments, offices and hotels - plus develop the Hydraulic Tower.


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Good pics,should have tryed your luck and asked for a look inside the control room.
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What a delightful phallic symbol.


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Good pics,should have tryed your luck and asked for a look inside the control room.
Oddly enough he never actually went in the control room. When I did the MSC tour the guide said that all bridges were now remote controlled and the guy just used a radio.


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Default 06-07-2010, 22:25

tidy! ive only ever seen it go up once myself on a seperate not while were in the area has the uboat gone now? I had thought it was broken up and moved somewhere else and saw a great report of an explore on it (on another popular website) some time ago.

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Imagine sitting on that when it goes up.
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good stuff m8 all the times ive been over there and never seen it move
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Imagine sitting on that when it goes up.
would be ace i was thinking the same
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