SJ9590 : Rose Hill Tunnel, Lower Peak Forest Canal

near to Compstall, Stockport, Great Britain

Rose Hill Tunnel, Lower Peak Forest Canal
Rose Hill Tunnel, Lower Peak Forest Canal
Compare this photograph, taken in 1962, with SJ9590 : Peak Forest Canal, between Marple and Romiley.

When the canal was opened in 1798 there was a tunnel here. There were a series of problems culminating in the collapse of the roof at some time between 1849 and 1888. The decision was made to open up the tunnel and build the accommodation bridge that you can see. Even recently more work has been necessary and the gradient of the cutting walls has been reduced and the stone retaining walls reinforced with concrete.

To this day the area is still known as Rose Hill Tunnel.
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1962   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 9 April, 2009
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Canal   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 952 901 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4778N 2:4.3570W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 953 900
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