SJ2742 : Potcysyllte Viaduct

taken 4 years ago, near to Acrefair, Wrexham/Wrecsam, Great Britain

Potcysyllte Viaduct
Potcysyllte Viaduct
This magnificent viaduct, the highest and longest in Britain, carries the Llangollen Canal 128 feet above the River Dee. Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, it was opened in 1805 having cost 47,000 (3.25 million nowadays). It is just over 1000 feet long and is a dizzying crossing for a barge as the west side has no guard rail and drops precipitously to the valley bottom. The towpath on the eastern side though makes for a pleasant walk.
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2704 4200 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.2223N 3:5.2713W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2704 4198
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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