Great Ancoats Street bridge, with Lock 1 behind.
Under Great Ancoats Street bridge, approaching Lock 1. A duplicate lock (now removed) had been built alongside to alleviate congestion back in the days when the canal was busy with coal traffic.
Lock 1, looking eastwards towards Lock 2 from Great Ancoats Street.
Unusually for narrow locks, Locks 1, 2 and 18 have double top gates (as on the Bosley lock flight) which makes for extra work for the lock crew!
Looking back to Lock 1, with Great Ancoats Street crossing behind it.
Looking towards Lock 2, Ancoats. The towpath bridge on the left leads to the short Islington Arm.
Looking towards Lock 3 from Lock 2, Ancoats. Beside Lock 3 is a startling apartment block which is part of the New Islington development.
Looking towards Lock 3. On the left is a new lift bridge that will eventually lead into a new canal arm.
New lift bridge at the entrance to New Islington canal arm.
Part of the New Islington canal arm.