SD9324 : Rochdale Canal Lock 19 and Rochdale Road Bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Todmorden, Calderdale, Great Britain

Rochdale Canal Lock 19 and Rochdale Road Bridge
Rochdale Canal Lock 19 and Rochdale Road Bridge
Lock 19 on the Rochdale Canal allows the level of the water to be lowered underneath the road at Rochdale Road (bridge #30). The large, green apparatus is known as a "guillotine lock". See SD9324 : Todmorden Guillotine and SD9324 : Operating Instructions.
Rochdale Canal
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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SD9324, 595 images   (more nearby )
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Tuesday, 24 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 May, 2011
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Rochdale Canal 
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Canal lock and bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9358 2400 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.7427N 2:5.9248W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9356 2400
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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