SJ7559 : Road, canal, river

taken 6 years ago, near to Wheelock, Cheshire, Great Britain

Road, canal, river
Road, canal, river
A complex bit of engineering here: in the foreground is the Trent and Mersey Canal; at this point it crosses the River Wheelock and a sewer pipe can be seen running alongside the canal. Then the Wheelock Bypass was built in the 1980s with presumably the minimum clearance required by the canal authority.
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
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SJ7559, 103 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 31 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Trent and Mersey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7541 5924 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.7850N 2:22.1375W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7541 5923
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Road Bridge  Sewer Pipe  Canal Bridge 

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