SJ6447 : Shropshire Union Canal near Hack Green, Cheshire

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

Shropshire Union Canal near Hack Green, Cheshire
Shropshire Union Canal near Hack Green, Cheshire
This is the canal approaching Mickley Bridge, No 84.

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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SJ6447, 36 images   (more nearby )
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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 645 471 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.2209N 2:31.7665W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 646 470
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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