Sunday, September 01, 2013

Manchester's Musical Bridge

The top of the bridge taking Great Bridgewater Street bridge over an arm of the Rochdale Canal next to the Bridgewater Hall (on the right) has a musical theme (click on the photo to enlarge for a better view).

It leads into a small basin bounded on two sides by apartments and on the others by the Bridgewater Hall and Barbirolli Square. The basin is not accessible to canal boats and a fountain now plays in the middle thereof.

The Bridgewater Hall opened in 1996 as an international concert venue. The Hall is home to three resident orchestras: the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata.

A contribution to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.


  1. Splendid, Gerald!
    The musical theme on that bridge is both appropriate, given the context, and whimsical.
    «Louis» thanks you for contributing this to Sunday Bridges.

  2. I love the metal rails with musical notes. So appropriate considering its situation.

  3. Musical bridge ... great idea... I like the renaissance windows...