Rochdale Canal :: Shared Description

The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. In Sowerby Bridge it connects with the Calder and Hebble Navigation. In Manchester it connects with the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals.

The canal was opened between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden and from Manchester to Rochdale in 1799 and between Todmorden and Rochdale in 1805. Most of the canal was closed in 1952. Restoration work began in late 1980s and by 1996 the canal was opened to navigation once again between Sowerby Bridge and the summit level. The canal was re-opened to navigation along its entire length in July 2002 and forms part of the South Pennine Ring.

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by Gerald England
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SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Piccadilly by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal and former Power Station by N Chadwick
SD9926 : Rochdale Canal, Hebden Bridge by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Piccadilly Lock by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal Lock#82 (Ancoats Lane) by David Dixon
SD8809 : Rochdale Canal Bridge#65b (Tunnel under the M62) by David Dixon
SD9827 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge 18 by David Dixon
SD8911 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge 62b (Edinburgh Way Tunnel) by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Piccadilly Tunnel, Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8397 : Deansgate Locks, Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SJ8397 : Canada Geese at Deansgate by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Manchester: Rochdale Canal by Christopher Hilton
SD9926 : Rochdale Canal, Mayroyd Mill Lock by David Dixon
SD9926 : Mayroyd Lock 8 Rochdale Canal by Jo Turner
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal, Lock 88 by David Dixon
SD9012 : Rochdale Canal; Well i'th' Lane Bridge by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal Lock 85 by Gerald England
SD9927 : Rochdale Canal, Hebden Bridge by David Dixon
SD8809 : Rochdale Canal at Trub by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Underground Mural by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Minshull Street Bridge by N Chadwick
SJ8498 : The court from the canal by Gerald England

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Created: Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Updated: Wed, 16 Jun 2010

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