2012

SJ9273 : Macclesfield Canal, Bridge#39 (Holland's Bridge)

taken 11 years ago, near to Hurdsfield, Cheshire East, England

Macclesfield Canal, Bridge#39 (Holland's Bridge)
Macclesfield Canal, Bridge#39 (Holland's Bridge)
Holland's Bridge, number 39 on the Macclesfield Canal, is a footbridge which carries the path from Blacks Road to the allotment gardens on the eastern side of the canal.
The Macclesfield Canal

One of the last narrow canals to be built the canal was approved by Act of Parliament in April 1826. Thomas Telford surveyed the canal and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of 320,000.00. The canal was bought out by the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincoln Railway in 1847. With nationalisation in 1947 it passed to the Docks & Inland Waterways Board with commercial carrying finishing only in the 1960's shortly before British Waterways was formed. The canal runs from Marple Junction with the Peak Forest Canal in the north 26 miles to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove. The canal is noted for its six fine change or snake bridges where the tow-path changes sides of the canal. These bridges were designed to allow the horse to move over without having to untie it from the boat. Thanks to Telford's design for commercial traffic the Macclesfield Canal has a very shallow and tapered bottom. The deep channel is just wide enough for two boats to pass in the centre making mooring other than at wharves 'challenging'.


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Geographical Context: City, Town centre Canals Canal: Macclesfield Canal other tags: Canal Bridge Canal Towpath Tow Path Towing Path Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2012 Galleries: · Selected tweets, Week 35 Automatic Clusters: · Black Road [8] · Holland's Bridge [2] ·
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SJ9273, 150 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 October, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9250 7305 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.2643N 2:6.8324W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9249 7300
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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