SE1039 : Bingley Five-Rise Staircase

taken 1 year ago, near to Crossflatts, Bradford, Great Britain

Bingley Five-Rise Staircase
Bingley Five-Rise Staircase
Bingley Five-Rise Locks is a staircase lock on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Bingley, it opened on 21 March 1774 and is now a Grade I listed structure.
The five-rise is the steepest flight of locks in the UK, with a gradient of about 1:5 (a rise of 59 ft 2 in (18.03 m) over a distance of 320 ft (98 m)). The intermediate and bottom gates are the tallest in the country.
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
Thursday, 3 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 6 August, 2017
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Canals 
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Lock Flight 
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Lock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 107 399 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:51.3509N 1:50.2650W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 107 399
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