SJ8057 : Thurlwood Steel Lock

near to Rode Heath, Cheshire, Great Britain

Thurlwood Steel Lock
Thurlwood Steel Lock
This unusual structure was built supposedly to be able to accommodate subsidence due to salt extraction in the area. It was in practice slower than the conventional lock it was meant to replace, and the remaining adjacent conventional twin lock and was notoriously unreliable. This picture is a rare scene of a boat actually using the structure. It lay disused for many years until it was finally cut up for scrap in 1988.
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April 1973   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 804 573 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.7512N 2:17.6558W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 804 573
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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