SJ6452 : Nantwich Aqueduct

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

Nantwich Aqueduct
Nantwich Aqueduct
This aqueduct carries the Shropshire Union Canal over Chester Road on the outskirts of Nantwich. It is a cast iron structure designed by Thomas Telford and was built in 1826. It is now grade II listed.
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.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6420 5257 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.1495N 2:32.1445W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6424 5257
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