SE3728 : Fleet Bridge oil depot - storage tank

taken 9 months ago, near to Woodlesford, Leeds, Great Britain

Fleet Bridge oil depot - storage tank
Fleet Bridge oil depot - storage tank
One of several at this site. There was a fuel storage depot here from the Second World War, but the present facilities date from 1999. The site was certainly still served by oil barges until at least 2012 SO2727 : Path on Bâl Bach and may still be.
Aire and Calder Navigation
The Aire and Calder Navigation consists of a number of discrete sections of canalised river, which enable boats of a reasonable size to reach Leeds. The original intention was to give Leeds a proper ship canal like Manchester's but that never happened.

The extant sections are 7.6km parallel to the river Aire between Knowsthorpe (Knostrop) and just below Woodlesford, 1.1km downstream of the confluence of the Aire and Calder at Castleford, and the longest section, c.30 km from Ferrybridge down to Goole Docks where it joins the Ouse downstream of its confluence with the Aire.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3797 2832 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.9924N 1:25.5410W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3788 2834
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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