SJ9590 : Peak Forest Canal, Railway Bridge (#15A)

near to Compstall, Stockport, Great Britain

Peak Forest Canal, Railway Bridge (#15A)
Peak Forest Canal, Railway Bridge (#15A)
A Northern Rail train heading for Rose Hill crosses the bridge which carries the Manchester to Sheffield main railway line over the canal. The single steel lattice girder is at the eastern end of the Grade II listed viaduct originally opened in 1865 to carry the Marple, New Mills & Hayfield Junction Railway.
Peak Forest Canal
The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne and Whaley Bridge.

It was built to link the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries.

The Lower Peak Forest Canal forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways website including a "virtual tour" of the canal
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for information on the history of the canal
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2012
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Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 30 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways  Canals 
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Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9565 9003 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4241N 2:4.0139W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9570 9003
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