SK1715 : Boom across the River Trent near Alrewas, Staffordshire

taken 8 years ago, near to Alrewas, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Boom across the River Trent near Alrewas, Staffordshire
Boom across the River Trent near Alrewas, Staffordshire
For about three hundred metres here the Trent and Mersey Canal follows the course of the river.
The barrier, more than a hundred metres long, is to prevent canal narrowboats navigating on the right from being dragged down the river on to the weir (off to the left). The canal and the weir were built in the late 1760s. The canal was open here by 1770 and the 93.5 mile course was completed by 1777, engineered until 1772 by James Brindley. I know not for how long the 28 "floater" barrier has been in place. SK1715 : Boom above the weir on the River Trent, Alrewas
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
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Waterways > Boom   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 173 156 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.2881N 1:44.6806W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 173 156
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