SJ6544 : Shropshire Union Canal north-west of Audlem, Cheshire

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

Shropshire Union Canal north-west of Audlem, Cheshire
Shropshire Union Canal north-west of Audlem, Cheshire
This is the canal approaching Bennetts Bridge, No 81. The enormous new Overwater Marina is off to the left.

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
Friday, 26 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 653 449 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.0681N 2:31.0953W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 653 449
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