SJ6157 : Shropshire Union Canal - Middlewich Arm

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

Shropshire Union Canal - Middlewich Arm
Shropshire Union Canal - Middlewich Arm
Looking through Bridge No.1 at the start of the 10 mile arm that goes to the Trent & Mersey at Middlewich.
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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SJ6157, 37 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Canals 
Place (from Tags)
Wardle 
County (from Tags)
Cheshire 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 613 570 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.5591N 2:34.7289W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 612 569
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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