Looping the Loop, Salford Quays, 20th May 2012. Manchester officially welcomed the Olympic Torch to the UK with a stunning event at Salford Quays. Fireworks rained from the Lowry bridge as it rose above the canal while acrobats danced above in large rings. It was spectacular. I’ve never seen the bridge rise before so this was something else. Brought to you by the amazing Walk the Plank, who will be doing something even more incredible in one weeks time in Chester as the Olympic Torch comes to town. I can’t wait.