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Canal Link - Prince's Dock Lock Chamber - November 2008

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2008

The almost completed lock chamber which will enable canal boats to descend from Prince's Dock into the canal tunnel which runs under St. Nicholas Place and through to the Pier Head and Albert Dock - Photographed on November 22, 2008.
Canal Link Progress Through Prince's Dock- October 2008

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2008

These photographs taken on October 19, 2008 show work in progress to connect up Prince's Dock, Liverpool, with the Canal Link. The two photographs on the left show the temporary earth dam which is crowned by a temporary access road to Prince's Parade / William Jessop Way. In the second photograph the new canal overbridge can be seen in the original road. When the dock was redeveloped in the mid 1990s only an underwater culvert was provided between Prince's Dock and Prince's Half Tide. This has had to be removed to facilitate the canal link. The next two photographs taken from the temporary footpath which runs across the temporary earth dam at the south end. The entrance to the tunnel under St. Nicholas Place and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company vehicle marshalling area can be seen. The final photograph (right) shows the temporary earth dam at the south end and the ornamental footbridge. This bridge, installed some years ago, has had to be raised to allow adequate air craught for canal boats passing underneath through the dock.
Canal Link Progress April 2008

Photographs  Ian Collard 2008

These photographs record the progress of the construction of the canal link across the Pier Head and through to Prince's Dock on Friday April 18, 2008.

 

Canal Link Progress March 2008

Photographs  Ian Collard 2008

These photographs record the progress of the construction of the canal link across the Pier Head and through to Prince's Dock on Friday March 07, 2008.

The canal will pass under St. Nicholas Place and the new Isle of Man Steam Packet Company marshalling area via a tunnel which was constructed during the winter of 2006 / 7 before running between the new Mersey Ferries terminal which is currently under construction and the Royal Liver, Cunard and Port of Liverpool building as shown the artist's impression (right).

 

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