SD9418 : River Roch aqueduct over the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway

taken 11 years ago, near to Calderbrook, Rochdale, Great Britain

River Roch aqueduct over the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway
River Roch aqueduct over the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway
When the Manchester and Leeds Railway was constructed, the problem of how to cross the Pennines had to be considered carefully, as steam engines then had very little power to climb severe gradients. So Summit Tunnel, which at the time was the longest railway tunnel in the world, was constructed, but in order to run the railway from the Littleborough end into the tunnel, the infant River Roch was diverted to run in this iron trough, supported by a brick arch, to take it across the railway. The aqueduct still survives and I am not aware of a similar one anywhere else in Britain, or even abroad.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 July, 2007
Category
Aqueduct   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 946 180 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.5077N 2:4.9912W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 945 180
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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