SJ9528 : Trent and Mersey Canal near Weston

taken 1 year ago, near to Salt, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Trent and Mersey Canal near Weston
Trent and Mersey Canal near Weston
Looking north west from Salt Bridge
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
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SJ9528, 47 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Trent and Mersey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9584 2815 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.0499N 2:3.7930W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9589 2813
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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