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HRS 1127 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, East street exit Central Station

The Manchester, Salford Junction Canal was opened in 1839 as a way of allowing coal traffic from the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal access to the canal network via the Rochdale Canal. The canal with its long tunnel under Manchester's street was built to avoid carting goods across Manchester to the Rochdale Canal. Later a link canal was opened at Hulme and the remarkable MSJc canal became a white elephant. In later years the upper section of the canal beyond the tunnel opened into daylight. PHOTO:When the Manchester Central Station was built 1876-1879 it was straddled over the course of the canal which emerged into day-light again near East Street, close to the modern-day Bridgewater Hall.
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Keywords:WW2, air-raids, manchester central station, manchester, salford junction canal, second world war, shelters, stations, tunnels, victorians, world war two

HRS 1127 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, East street exit Central Station