The Anonymous Widower

A New Name For The Ordsall Chord

I must admit that as a Londoner and someone, who doesn’t know Manchester well, Ordsall Chord doesn’t have a name that suggests Manchester, its history and the many good things about the City.

After the tragic event of last week, surely, the locally-built massive steel bridge across the Irwell, should be dedicated to those who died and were hurt and given a name to reflect on Manchester’s past and present.

I would suggest something simple like the Mancunian Chord.

 

May 29, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | ,

5 Comments »

  1. What a good idea! Being a Lancastrian Manchester is dear to my heart and I still visit frequently and have walked along to view the Ordsall Chord, what a feat of engineering.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller | May 29, 2017 | Reply

  2. Thanks! Which part of Lancashire? I went to Liverpool University and know the area well!

    Comment by AnonW | May 29, 2017 | Reply

  3. I haven’t really thought about the name, but then I live here, and know Ordsall. Not sure what I think about Mancunian Chord, I believe part of it is in Salford.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | May 29, 2017 | Reply

  4. Manchester’s biggest problem is the inter-borough rivalry. London, Liverpool and other big cities don’t seem to have it in the same way.

    Comment by AnonW | May 29, 2017 | Reply

  5. Manchester and Salford are both cities in their own right, but literally they are a step away from each other. You walk along various roads in Manchester and taking a single step will find you in Salford. Most, if not all, other cities in UK are miles apart. Between the actual boroughs within Manchester there isn’t really much at all by way of rivalry. Adding to the Manchester/Salford thing, on a more global scale, many people have heard of Manchester, and few have heard of Salford if they are out of UK. And Salford minds being the less well known, poorer, smaller city with far fewer amenities than Manchester.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | May 29, 2017 | Reply


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