SK4352 : The bridge at Pye Bridge

taken 1 year ago, near to Ironville, Derbyshire, Great Britain

The bridge at Pye Bridge
The bridge at Pye Bridge
Carrying Main Road [B600] over the Pinxton Arm of the Cromford Canal. Before the railways, this canal was the main freight route in and out of the area. In the 1830s canal boats took coal from Pye Bridge to the River Trent and pig iron to Nottingham. They brought to the wharf here cargoes as diverse as timber from Leicester, hay from Derby, flour from the River Trent and corn from Nottingham. [Volunteers at the Friends of the Cromford Canal are creating a database from the original toll receipts.]
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over Former Canal 
Canal (from Tags)
Cromford Canal 
Road (from Tags)
B600 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4391 5296 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.3246N 1:20.7648W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4392 5296
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Village Main Road 

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