SP8814 : Bridge 7, Aylesbury Arm, Grand Union Canal

taken 9 years ago, near to Puttenham, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Bridge 7, Aylesbury Arm, Grand Union Canal
Bridge 7, Aylesbury Arm, Grand Union Canal
This bridge, which carries the road from Drayton Beachamp to Puttenham, is a typical example of the hump-backed road bridges over the canal in this area. As can be seen through the archway it is immediately below Lock 11.

SP9114 : The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
To the West SP8814 : Canal Barges on the Aylesbury Arm at Bates Boatyard.
To the East SP8814 : Puttenham Bottom Lock Lock 11 on the Aylesbury Arm.
The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal :: SP9114
The Aylesbury Arm is a branch of the Grand Union Canal (originally the Grand Junction Canal) and the Act authorizing its construction was passed in 1794, and there were plans (never implemented) to extend the Arm to the River Thames at Abingdon. Construction started in 1811 and it was opened in 1815, and has been open ever since. It was used to ship grain, coal, timber and building materials until the 1960's. It is now provides a pleasant route through the Aylesbury Vale and is much used for walking, boating and fishing. There is also a working boatyard.
The Arm is 6 miles long, has 16 locks and rises 95 feet between Aylesbury and Marsworth. Unlike the Grand Junction Canal and the nearby Wendover Arm, which weave across the countryside making the most of the contours, the Aylesbury Arm is remarkably straight, reflecting the level nature of the Vale of Aylesbury. The locks will only take a single narrowboat, in contrast to the main canal, which will take two or one full width barge.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009
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Canal bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 888 140 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0706N 0:42.7356W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 888 140
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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