SJ6447 : Shropshire Union Canal near Hack Green, Cheshire

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

Shropshire Union Canal near Hack Green, Cheshire
Shropshire Union Canal near Hack Green, Cheshire
The Shropshire Union Canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) looking towards Hack Green from beneath Mickley Bridge (No 84), is very straight here. Straightness is a characteristic of the Shropshire Union Canal, which was built in the 1830s, when competition was growing 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 problems to this day.
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SJ6447, 36 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 645 472 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.2656N 2:31.7957W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 645 471
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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