TQ0765 : River Thames: Desborough Channel

taken 10 years ago, near to Weybridge, Surrey, Great Britain

River Thames: Desborough Channel
River Thames: Desborough Channel
The Desborough Channel was designed to improve navigation on the River Thames by cutting off the long loop between Weybridge and Walton. It is therefore strictly speaking a canal. Work commenced on the cut in 1930 but was not completed until 1935. It was designed to be 100 feet wide, and required the removal of about 800,000 cubic yards of material. It is named after Lord Desborough, who was then the Chairman of the Conservators of the river. This image is viewed looking upstream, towards the start of the cut, from the Upper Desborough Channel Bridge.
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TQ0765, 147 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 March, 2007
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 079 659 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.9142N 0:27.0556W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 079 659
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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