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 PHOTO: A British Rail official prepares to remove a brick from the bricked-up wall revealing the tunnel for the 1st time since World War Two. SEE HRS 1138 for sequential image.
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