SJ8397 : Deansgate overview (west)

taken 1 year ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Deansgate overview (west)
Deansgate overview (west)
The new footbridge between the tram and rail stations at Deansgate has opened up a new view. On the right are the steps leading up to the Deansgate-Castlefied Metrolink station. In the middle the Rochdale Canal emerges from under Deansgate leading towards the Castlefield Basin. Crossing over the top is a mainline train on the lines through Deansgate station.

SJ8397 : Deansgate overview (east).
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
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 August, 2017
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Railways  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8337 9756 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4702N 2:15.1210W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8343 9756
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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