SD4863 : Lancaster Canal and the Lune Aqueduct

taken 1 year ago, near to Slyne, Lancashire, Great Britain

Lancaster Canal and the Lune Aqueduct
Lancaster Canal and the Lune Aqueduct
Halton Road Bridge No 108 in the distance.
Lune Aqueduct
The Lune Aqueduct carries the Lancaster Canal over the River Lune, on the northern edge of the city of Lancaster.
The aqueduct was designed by civil engineer John Rennie and constructed by architect Alexander Stevens, it was completed in 1797 at a total cost of 48,320. It is Grade I listed.
Lancaster Canal
The Lancaster Canal was originally planned to run from Westhoughton in Lancashire to Kendal in South Cumbria. The section around the crossing of the River Ribble was never completed.The southern part, from Johnson's Hillock to Wigan Top Lock, remains navigable as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The planned continuation to Westhoughton was never built.

The Lancaster canal is currently only open to navigation for 42 miles from Preston to Tewitfield near Carnforth. The northern terminus at Kendal can no longer be reached; the canal north of Tewitfield having been severed in three places by the construction of the M6 motorway, and by the A590 road near Kendal in the 1960s

LinkExternal link Canal Junction
LinkExternal link Wikipedia
LinkExternal link Lancaster Canal Trust
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SD4863, 178 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 3 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Aqueduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 483 639 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.1435N 2:47.4809W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 483 639
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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