TQ2681 : Sign for canal bubble gate, Paddington Basin

taken 8 months ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

Sign for canal bubble gate, Paddington Basin
Sign for canal bubble gate, Paddington Basin
Sign under bridge, from British Land, Paddington Central.
"It may look like a wildlife jacuzzi, but this is actually our bubble gate. It helps us keep our canal clear of rubbish and debris by creating a natural bubble barrier that still allows the waterway traffic to move freely." There is an image in LinkExternal link "When London became an island - Part 1 - Section 1 - Paddington to Camden Lock"
The Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union is a 137 mile (220km), 166 lock, 2 tunnel canal running between Brentford in London and Birmingham. It is the longest canal in Britain, and has 11 main arms and junctions. It takes over a week to navigate.

The Leicester arm branches off at Norton Junction and runs 66 miles long through 59 locks (including 2 staircase locks at Foxton) and 2 tunnels to Leicester where it continues into the River Soar.

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Date Taken
Monday, 7 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  City, Town centre  Waste, Waste management  Canals 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2629 8177 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2443N 0:10.8687W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2630 8177
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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