Mr Monkey studied the Trafford Road Bridge as the boat approached it. The bridge was built as a swing bridge in 1892, but doesn't move now. It takes traffic from Old Trafford into Ordsall; any one who wants to go back uses the New Trafford Road Bridge, built next to the swing bridge in 1998. Mr Monkey ignored the cars on both bridges and looked at the disabled swinging mechanism as he went under.
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