Category: Manchester & Salford Junction Canal

Junction with the River Irwell

< JUMP TO M&SJ Canal Next > < Rochdale Canal Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > The Manchester & Salford Junction Canal enters the River Irwell under the lift bridge. The first lock is immediately behind the...

Lock 1

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Having passed through the paired lock 2, the other side of Water Street behind the wall, the canal comes towards us through...

Lock 1 and Lift Bridge

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Lock 1 was never paired, unlike locks 2, 3 and 4 which were paired.  The lock leads under the lift bridge onto the...

Lower Byrom Street

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > The canal continued straight ahead at Lower Byrom Street where pedestrians now have to walk around the television studios which now cover...

Pedestrianised Camp Street

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Still following a straight line the Manchester & Salford Junction Canal passed along what is now the pedestrianised length of Camp Street....

Camp Street

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > After passing under the railway goods station and crossing Deansgate the canal continued straight ahead along what is now Camp Street in its...

Reaching Watson Street

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Having descended through the paired staircase locks 3 and 4 as it comes towards us under Manchester Central’s Goods Depot, the canal...

Under the Building

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > After emerging from under the Manchester Central Goods Depot and crossing Watson Street the canal continued under another railway goods depot, between...

Through the Car Park

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Now used as a car park, the canal would have passed under the former railway goods depot between Watson Street and Deansgate....

Under Manchester Central Station

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Passing under the former Manchester Central Station the canal would have passed under arches like these, now used for access to the...

Staircase Locks

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Now used as a car park under the former Manchester Central Station, the Manchester & Salford Junction Canal would have passed through...

Great Northern Warehouse

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > The text around the top of the warehouse reads “Great Northern Railway Company’s Goods Warehouse”.  It stands to the side of the...

Manchester Central Station

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > The Manchester & Salford Junction canal was built over so it passed under the former Manchester Central Station, approximately at right angles...

Looking for the Route

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Looking across Lower Mosley Street, at the top of the embankment in the next (right) photo there’s no visible trace of the...

Fountain in the Canal

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > The narrow channel leads into a former basin where the canal made a right angle turn. There was once a stop lock...

Narrow Channel, unsuitable for Wide Beam Boats

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > The channel marks the line of the canal.  This was once wide enough to pass wide beam boats. Waterway and Kilometerage MASJ...

Still in Water for a Short Distance

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > A sharp bend follows the bridges at the entrance to the canal.  It still looks as if a short narrowboat could squeeze...

Entrance to the Canal

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > Looking back towards the junction with the Rochdale Canal near the middle of the Rochdale Nine Locks. Ducie Street Junction is uphill to...

Swing Bridge at the Entrance

< Next M&SJ Canal Next > < River Irwell Jn Rochdale Canal Jn > A swing bridge crosses the entrance to the Manchester & Salford Junction Canal.  The bridge is fixed closed to prevent attempts to...

Junction with the Rochdale Canal

< Next M&SJ Canal JUMP TO > < River Irwell Jn River Irwell Jn > The Manchester & Salford Junction Canal meets the Rochdale Canal immediately above Tib Lock 89 near the middle of the Rochdale...