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The ordsall chord book is introduced by the lead director from the. Ordsall chord is a short railway line in ordsall, salford, england, which links manchester. The ordsall chord project is a key part of the program. The final piece of network rails new ordsall chord has been lifted into position over the banks of the river irwell. The network arch is visually merged with the girder spans above trinity way by. The river irwell crossing is the first network arch bridge in the uk. The reason the ordsall chord is supposed to be rusty and why its.
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