SJ8498 : Beneath Piccadilly

taken 8 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Beneath Piccadilly
Beneath Piccadilly
Travelling west, after leaving Dale Street Lock, the Rochdale Canal follows a rather dark and dank tunnel below the modern buildings of Piccadilly. To improve it when the canal was reopened, the cavernous recesses to the side were walled off and a new walkway was installed which avoided the need to walk around the edge of the underground area. These changes and the installation of lights and CCTV cameras have made walking this section much more pleasant than it had been in the past (although the automatic exposure system of the camera makes it look brighter than it actually is!). The mural also helps to brighten up the area.
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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Date Taken
Monday, 4 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 November, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Canals 
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Rochdale Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8467 9810 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7638N 2:13.9475W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8468 9811
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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