SJ8354 : Two Harecastle Tunnels

taken 11 years ago, near to Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Two Harecastle Tunnels
Two Harecastle Tunnels
This is a view of two canal boats waiting to enter the Harecastle Tunnel. The current tunnel, built by Thomas Telford, can be seen to the left of the original James Brindley tunnel. The original tunnel was a severe bottleneck on the canal, hence the reason for the building of the second tunnel to overcome this problem. The original tunnel was closed due to subsidence early in the 20th century.
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SJ8354, 181 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 June, 2007
Category
Canal tunnel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 837 541 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.0322N 2:14.6253W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 837 542
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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