Monday 25th October

Leigh Branch (photo 54 of 96)

A swing bridge (scrap)

Thanks to Graham for emailing me - this is a scrap one in a British Waterways compound.



Hi. Can you please confirm that this is the old Plank Lane swing bridge, now replaced with a lift bridge. I used to cross this bridge a lot in the mid seventies and have recently started to explore the canals.

Comment by Philip Page - 2nd February 2014

I'm afraid it isn't. If you find any pictures of the swing bridge it is of a different design to this one. I'm told that this one is from Burscough or Appley Bridge.

Comment by John Gallimore - 29th January 2021

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