SP8213 : Crossing the Aylesbury Canal after School

taken 11 months ago, near to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Crossing the Aylesbury Canal after School
Crossing the Aylesbury Canal after School
This bridge forms an important link for pedestrians approaching the town centre form the south. On the December day when this was taken there was a thin film of ice on the canal.
Another view of the bridge SP8213 : Aylesbury Arm: Highbridge (Footbridge over the Canal)
The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal :: SP9114
The Aylesbury Arm is a branch of the Grand Union Canal (originally the Grand Junction Canal) and the Act authorizing its construction was passed in 1794, and there were plans (never implemented) to extend the Arm to the River Thames at Abingdon. Construction started in 1811 and it was opened in 1815, and has been open ever since. It was used to ship grain, coal, timber and building materials until the 1960's. It is now provides a pleasant route through the Aylesbury Vale and is much used for walking, boating and fishing. There is also a working boatyard.
The Arm is 6 miles long, has 16 locks and rises 95 feet between Aylesbury and Marsworth. Unlike the Grand Junction Canal and the nearby Wendover Arm, which weave across the countryside making the most of the contours, the Aylesbury Arm is remarkably straight, reflecting the level nature of the Vale of Aylesbury. The locks will only take a single narrowboat, in contrast to the main canal, which will take two or one full width barge.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 December, 2016   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Paths  Public buildings and spaces  Water resources  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8238 1362 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9089N 0:48.3806W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8236 1359
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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