SJ6735 : Shropshire Union Canal north of Market Drayton, Shropshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Market Drayton, Shropshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal north of Market Drayton, Shropshire
Shropshire Union Canal north of Market Drayton, Shropshire
In this wide angle image looking north-west, the remains of a former railway bridge, probably numbered 65A, can be seen. The line used to go from Market Drayton to Newcastle under Lyme.

The Shropshire Union Canal was engineered by Thomas Telford. There are long straight sections of this canal which required either embankments or cuttings to avoid the need for locks. Although this was a more difficult procedure, the end route was shorter and the progress for horse drawn working boats could be maintained with (hopefully) no stoppages. The canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) was opened in 1835 at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 676 355 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.9754N 2:28.9321W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 677 354
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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