SK8336 : Stenwith Bridge

taken 13 years ago, near to Muston, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Stenwith Bridge
Stenwith Bridge
Bridge 60 over the disused Grantham Canal. The water surface is covered with duck weed in this photograph. Go to LinkExternal link for more information about the canal including the restoration of locks 12 to 15 commencing in 2015. Locks 12, 13 and 14 are the far side of this bridge.
The Grantham Canal
The Grantham Canal was built from the River Trent in Nottingham to Grantham, some 33 miles between 1793 and 1797 at a cost of 118,500 and narrow boats and barges transported coal, building materials and groceries through 18 locks to Grantham. On the return journey they transported corn, malt, beans, wool and other agricultural produce. Due to the development and the success of the railways the canal was closed in 1935 and left to its fate. Over the years it fell into disrepair with many of the "fixtures and fittings" being demolished.
The Grantham Canal Restoration Society is an active body which has been working towards the reopening of the canal as a recreational and commercial waterway. Whether this will ever happen is up for debate with many obstacles in the way.
See LinkExternal link for further information.
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SK8336, 68 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 July, 2005
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 839 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.0058N 0:45.1857W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 839 361
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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