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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
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    No one knows why they built expensive arches in concrete, when on the surface it would have been cheaper into to infill with solid materials. Unless getting earth to the dock was expensive, so they built it out of concrete arches.

    Another theory was that the dock was not meant to be fully filled in, with access for canal barges left through the arches. Look at the detailing on the arches, that look a permanent thing, not something to be filled in and hidden by earth. Only when the street extension were built across the docks to the Pier Head did the developers see creating land from water and plan the Liver Buildings etc. Seems nothing has changed.
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    Nice. It is plain to see that the street extensions, Brunswick & Water, were to take trams to the Ferry Terminal and were meant to be permanent bridges and the docks would stay intact. Developers took advantage of the docks spaces between and built large buildings, the Three Graces. The Pier Head was no great plan, it was ad-hoc.

    The ferrys used Chester Basin in front of the Dock Office, when it was tidal before the floating stage was built.
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