SJ4172 : Croughton Bridge, Shropshire Union Canal

taken 4 years ago, near to Wervin, Cheshire, Great Britain

Croughton Bridge, Shropshire Union Canal
Croughton Bridge, Shropshire Union Canal
Bridge 135 may have a rural appearance by just discernible beyond is bridge 135A which carries the M53.
The Shropshire Union Canal
The Shropshire Union Canal (from Autherley to Nantwich) was engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1835. 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 at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.

The current Shroppie north of Nantwich was formerly the Chester Canal, opened in 1779, and has wider locks and bridges. Boats up to nine feet in beam can still navigate this section; Telford's canal accommodates only narrowboats up to seven feet in beam.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Stephen McKay and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SJ4172, 22 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4198 7245 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.7530N 2:52.2562W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4196 7241
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Canal Bridge 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 15 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register