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Mr Monkey walks the Rochdale Canal through Manchester

Trip date : 4th May, 2011
"I didn't want to cross the canal, anyway"

Mr Monkey looking along the canal from Lock 88 Mr Monkey looking at the bridge taking power cables over the canal

Mr Monkey spent a little time looking around Lock 88, searching for arms off the canal. In 1849 there was one roughly where the brickwork to Mr Monkey's left is now; by 1955 this had been filled in and the whole area from St James's Buildings was an electricity station. There was a second arm off the canal where the carpark is now, which was filled in after 1955. The bridge-like stucture is just for carrying power cables from a sub-station, and is useless for crossing the water.

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