SJ5060 : Shropshire Union Canal near Duttons Bridge

taken 1 month ago, near to Newton, Cheshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal near Duttons Bridge
Shropshire Union Canal near Duttons Bridge
'Tranquility' is moored to the west of Duttons Bridge (no 112). In the distance is Beeston Castle.
The Shropshire Union Canal
The Shropshire Union Canal (from Autherley to Nantwich) was engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1835. There are long straight sections of this canal which required either embankments or cuttings to avoid the need for locks. Although this was a more difficult procedure, the end route was shorter and the progress for horse drawn working boats could be maintained with (hopefully) no stoppages. The canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) was opened at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.

The current Shroppie north of Nantwich was formerly the Chester Canal, opened in 1779, and has wider locks and bridges. Boats up to nine feet in beam can still navigate this section; Telford's canal accommodates only narrowboats up to seven feet in beam.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5027 6035 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.2782N 2:44.6897W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5023 6036
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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