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Giving a lift Bridging navigable waterways has always presented a technological challenge to structural engineers. Margo Cole reports from the north west of England on two very different solutions.

Britain's canal network is one of the greatest engineering achievements of the industrial revolution, and many famous engineers built their reputations by designing stretches of the canals or the elegant structures spanning them. Today canals still give engineers a chance to make a mark.

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