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HS2: Manchester Ship Canal

HS2: Manchester Ship Canal

IWA Lichfield Branch

It is expected that the viaduct crossing will maintain the headroom and width required by the maximum size of ships that can use the canal. As a very high and prominent structure the design should aim to be iconic in nature and of inspiring appearance rather than just utilitarian.

The Manchester Ship Canal is a commercial navigation with only limited recreational use.

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