SO7509 : Junction Bridge, Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

taken 1 year ago, near to Saul, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Junction Bridge, Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
Junction Bridge, Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
The junction was with the earlier Stroudwater Canal. When the Gloucester and Sharpness opened, the final 1.25 kilometres of the Stroudwater leading to the River Severn were abandoned.
The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
The Gloucester and Sharpness Ship Canal was built in order that vessels could bypass a particular hazardous and meandering stretch of the tidal River Severn. The canal was started in 1794, then continued in 1817 following consultation with Thomas Telford. Further delays meant the canal was not fully navigable until 1827.

Maximum dimensions for vessels: Length 240 feet, beam 30 feet, draught 10 feet, and headroom 105 feet. On this canal there is a speed limit of 6 mph. The canal is 16 miles long, with a lock to the River Severn at each end.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Junction 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7561 0931 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.9150N 2:21.2973W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7553 0922
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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