SJ2442 : Llangollen Canal near Sun Trevor Bridge

taken 1 year ago, near to Garth, Wrexham/Wrecsam, Great Britain

Llangollen Canal near Sun Trevor Bridge
Llangollen Canal near Sun Trevor Bridge
To the west of Sun Trevor Bridge the canal narrows so that boats cannot pass; there is a passing place about half way along this stretch. Boaters are advised to send a crew member forward on foot to check that the stretch is clear but that presents the obvious problem that by the time this person has returned to the boat to report that it is safe to proceed another boat might have arrived at the other end. Mobile phones are useful in this situation!
Llangollen Canal
The Llangollen canal is an arm of the Shropshire Union canal that runs from Hurleston Junction to Llangollen with a wide variety of scenery along its course. Its total length is 46 miles, but the last 1 miles from Llangollen to Llantisilio is unnavigable by any boats over about 10' length.
The canal's vital statistics for craft are:
Length 72 '
Beam 6'10"
Headroom 7'
Draught 2'3" (Hurleston to Pontcysyllte) 2' (P. to Llangollen)
These are the maximum dimensions for any craft, based on the minimum dimensions of locks & bridges.
There are a total of 21 locks on the canal, but only two between Llangollen and Whitchurch (a distance of about 31 miles). One of the most notable things about the canal is the strong flow especially in the "narrows" near Llangollen and in the tunnels near Chirk. About 12 million gallons of water passes down this canal from the River Dee to the Shropshire Union every day.
The most famous feature of this canal is the superb feat of engineering that is the 200-year-old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rising 126' above the River Dee and running for over 335 yds - for more information on this see the numerous photos for squares SJ2742 and SJ2741
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SJ2442, 83 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Canals 
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Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2403 4239 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.4075N 3:7.9654W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2407 4238
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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