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Default Barton High Level Bridge - Manchester - May 2011 - 27-05-2011, 20:51

Explored by Millhouse, Sho and Gone.

Barton Bridge is composed of 18 sections covering a total of 2425 feet, and rising to 100 feet high above the Manchester Ship Canal. It opened for use in 1961, and during construction several men lost their lives. Now days the bridge has become an essential part of Manchester’s infrastructure, seeing thousands of vehicles passing over every day.

With rope over my shoulder, myself, Gone and Sho headed to Barton Bridge, located near the trafford Centre and Chill Factor’e. In the dead of night we stood under the massive structure and planned our route of attack. We set up the gear and took it in turns to ascend to the catwalk that runs the length of the bridge – but upon arrival up top we found ourselves looking at a steel wall and locked door on one side, and a wall on the other, great. So we abseiled back down, quickly re-planned, and were soon ascending once again. Once we were up we walked along the bridge, checking out the various platforms and views and generally dicking about. By the time we were leaving it was getting light, so we rigged an abseil and were off into the sunrise..

Credit to Gone for all of these pictures, other than those marked

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Time to leave

Awesome night, nice one guys
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Default 27-05-2011, 20:57

you guys are crazy!!! Nicely done
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Default 27-05-2011, 21:22

Auto Ascenders off there are fun as fuck. big up boyz

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Default 28-05-2011, 00:19

whats the mask for?
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Default 28-05-2011, 01:09

He had a nose op so he can't get dust up in his nose
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Default 28-05-2011, 18:00

Liking you're style
Some great shots especially the pano.
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Default 29-05-2011, 09:16

Excellent pics
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Default 29-05-2011, 17:28

loving the panoramic, the colours are awesome!
looks like it was an interesting splore although not much up there once you got up
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Default 29-05-2011, 18:40

cheers everyone

Yeah not too much up top, the main event was dicking about with the ropes etc But defo worth getting up there
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