Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

This is the view beneath the Anderton Boat Lift, an 1875 construction which provides a link between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the River Weaver, fifty feet below.  These photographs were taken in the early eighties when the lift was out of commission and still accessible from below.  I am fairly certain that since restoration in 2002 and the advent of the visitor centre, this unusual point of view is now out of bounds to the general public:

The Anderton LiftThe Anderton LiftWhilst probably inaccessible on foot the same view can be had from a boat ascending or descending the lift and hopefully the leaks have been fixed – it was a very wet exercise taking these photographs.  This is a view of the complete structure:

The Anderton Lift

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