SJ6541 : Shropshire Union Canal south of Audlem, Cheshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Coxbank, Cheshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal south of Audlem, Cheshire
Shropshire Union Canal south of Audlem, Cheshire
This telephoto assisted view is from near Coxbank Bridge (No 75) looking down to Lock No 2. The Audlem flight is of fifteen locks dropping (or raising) the water level by 93 feet (about 28 metres).

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 659 416 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.2809N 2:30.5342W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 659 415
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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