Port Salford is a freight terminal on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Barton-upon-Irwell in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester.
The Manchester Ship Canal is the only ship canal in the United Kingdom and the eighth longest in the world. As part of the Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme (WGIS), a new link road was constructed in connection with the Port. The existing A57 road was redirected closer to the Salford City Stadium, and a new mile-long dual carriageway link to Trafford Way and a new lift bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal were constructed to the east of the existing M60 bridge.
In the second half of 2014, Howard Civil Engineering Ltd were awarded the civils works for the new bespoke vertical lift bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal.