SU1482 : Footbridge over the Wilts & Berks Canal, East Wichel, Wichelstowe, Swindon

taken 2 months ago, near to Wroughton, Swindon, Great Britain

Footbridge over the Wilts & Berks Canal, East Wichel, Wichelstowe, Swindon
Footbridge over the Wilts & Berks Canal, East Wichel, Wichelstowe, Swindon
The footpath leads to Rylane, which is the road directly ahead. A view with this bridge in the distance can be seen here:- SU1482 : Wilts & Berks Canal adjacent to Mattocks Path, East Wichel, Wichelstowe, Swindon. The houses in the foreground are adjacent to Mattocks Path.
New route of the Wilts & Berks Canal in Swindon
A major effort is being made to restore the Wilts & Berks Canal. In the Swindon area the original route ran right through the town centre with a branch known as the North Wilts Canal going off to meet the Thames & Severn Canal at Latton. The canal was officially abandoned over one hundred years ago in 1914. Today much of the canal's former route in Swindon has been built over and it is not really feasible to attempt to thread the canal through the central area. Instead it is hoped a new route can be created looping around the southern and eastern sides of the town. As part of this scheme a section has already been built in the Wichelstowe area. On the eastern side of the town the new route will rejoin the original route at Acorn Bridge on the A420 road near Shrivenham.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 145 824 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.4297N 1:47.5218W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 145 823
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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