SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal Lock 87, Canal Street

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Rochdale Canal Lock 87, Canal Street
Rochdale Canal Lock 87, Canal Street
Lock#87 on the Rochdale Canal, viewed from Princess Street.

Lock#87 is one of the "Rochdale Nine". When the rest of the Rochdale Canal was closed to navigation in 1952, these nine locks which link the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals, through the centre of Manchester, were the only part of the canal to remain open, forming part of the "Cheshire Ring".
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
Monday, 4 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 9 September, 2017
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Canals 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Rochdale Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 842 977 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5690N 2:14.2990W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 842 977
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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