SJ2342 : Llanddyn No.1 Bridge, (Bridge 43W), Llangollen Canal

near to Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

Llanddyn No.1 Bridge, (Bridge 43W), Llangollen Canal
Llanddyn No.1 Bridge, (Bridge 43W), Llangollen Canal
A typically tranquil view of a bridge and Banksman's house on the Llangollen canal's westernmost section between Llangollen and Trevor. The little stretch of canal here near Bridge 43W is sandwiched between two very narrow sections of canal, often not much wider than the narrow boats.
Llangollen Canal
The Llangollen canal is an arm of the Shropshire Union canal that runs from Hurleston Junction to Llangollen with a wide variety of scenery along its course. Its total length is 46 miles, but the last 1 miles from Llangollen to Llantisilio is unnavigable by any boats over about 10' length.
The canal's vital statistics for craft are:
Length 72 '
Beam 6'10"
Headroom 7'
Draught 2'3" (Hurleston to Pontcysyllte) 2' (P. to Llangollen)
These are the maximum dimensions for any craft, based on the minimum dimensions of locks & bridges.
There are a total of 21 locks on the canal, but only two between Llangollen and Whitchurch (a distance of about 31 miles). One of the most notable things about the canal is the strong flow especially in the "narrows" near Llangollen and in the tunnels near Chirk. About 12 million gallons of water passes down this canal from the River Dee to the Shropshire Union every day.
The most famous feature of this canal is the superb feat of engineering that is the 200-year-old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rising 126' above the River Dee and running for over 335 yds - for more information on this see the numerous photos for squares SJ2742 and SJ2741
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2010
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Sunday, 23 May, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 27 May, 2010
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Canal bridge   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2311 4259 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.5074N 3:8.7901W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2304 4256
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