SE1537 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Dock Bridge (209)

taken 4 years ago, near to Shipley, Bradford, Great Britain

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Dock Bridge (209)
Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Dock Bridge (209)
Bridge#209 (Dock Bridge) carries Dock Lane over the canal. It is of a relatively modern design with chunky non-traditional railings along the bridge and on the banks of the canal. The swing mechanism is automated, with automatic barriers at either end of the bridge.

Dock Lane is so called because it led to one of the few dry docks along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The dock was located to the southwest of the swing bridge, but alas has been filled in and the site redeveloped.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: SD8842
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Leeds and Liverpool 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 154 378 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.2222N 1:46.0206W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 153 377
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Reflections  Canal Towpath  Towing Path  Tow Path  Canal  Canal Bridge  Bridge  Swing Bridge  Barriers 

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