SE2236 : Canal boat passing through Owl Bridge

taken 14 days ago, near to Calverley, Leeds, Great Britain

Canal boat passing through Owl Bridge
Canal boat passing through Owl Bridge
Owl Bridge is a swing bridge carrying a public footpath over the canal.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: SD8842
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 June, 2017   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 15 June, 2017
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Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2204 3693 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.6903N 1:39.9981W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2204 3695
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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