Photos showing progress on the construction of the Liverpool Canal Link, October 2008. [Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4]
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Looking north across Princes Half Tide Dock to West Waterloo Dock, with the Victoria Tower in the distance.
Looking south along West Waterloo Dock from the new channel to Trafalgar Dock. West Waterloo Dock has been partly drained and is being dredged to give a navigable depth down the eastern side.
A new bridge has beenbuilt across the channel at the northern end of West Waterloo Dock to provide access to the area between the canal link and the river bank.
This new channel is being built to link the northern end of West Waterloo Dock with Trafalgar Dock.
The new channel continues along the eastern side of the previously infilled Trafalgar Dock. The bund in the distance holds back the water of Clarence Dock, beyond which the water of Salisbury Dock is seen. At Salisbury Dock, opposite the Victoria clock tower, boats will turn right into Collingwood Dock to reach Stanley Dock and the locks up to the main line of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Looking north across Nelson Dock to the isolator dam being constructed that blocks off the access to Bramley-Moore Dock and the rest of the northern docks.
The isolator dam under construction, with Bramley-Moore Dock in the background. Valves will control the flow of water between the northern and central docks.
The construction of the valves that will control the flow of water through the isolator dam.
Click on the links below to see earlier photos of work on the Canal Link.