SJ6446 : Shropshire Union Canal north of Audlem, Cheshire

taken 8 years ago, near to Sound, Cheshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal north of Audlem, Cheshire
Shropshire Union Canal north of Audlem, Cheshire
Seen from beneath the arch of Coole Lane Bridge, the absolute straightness of the canal is notable. This is a characteristic of the Shropshire Union Canal, which was built in the 1830s, when competition was imminent from the railways, and routes had to be as short as possible. Thomas Telford managed this by building long embankments and digging long cuttings, a ploy which also reduced the need for so many locks which would delay the boats. It also meant a lot more work, and trouble with unstable embankments in some places, which still cause trouble to this day.
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SJ6446, 44 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 3 February, 2010
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 649 462 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.7492N 2:31.4674W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 649 461
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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