SK4630 : Pipe bridge over the River Trent near Sawley

taken 9 months ago, near to Sawley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Pipe bridge over the River Trent near Sawley
Pipe bridge over the River Trent near Sawley
This carries the Leicester Pipe of the Derwent Valley Aqueduct over the River Trent. Built in the early part of the 20th century, it consists of a single span bowstring girder on cast iron supports. It carries two pipes, of 33 inch and 36 inch diameter. Broadside view from the west.
River Trent
The River Trent is the third longest river in England (185 miles). It rises on Biddolph Moor, Staffordshire, then follows a generally north east to northerly path to join the River Ouse at Trent Falls. The Ouse & Trent combined form the Humber Estuary.
It is a very important river, economically having a number of Power Stations and industrial sites along its banks. It is navigable as far as Burton-On-Trent.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources 
Aqueduct (from Tags)
Water Supply 
Period (from Tags)
Early 20th Century 
River (from Tags)
Trent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4623 3088 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.4048N 1:18.8761W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4612 3084
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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