SJ8397 : Marker Post at the Junction of the Rochdale and Bridgewater Canals

taken 24 days ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Marker Post at the Junction of the Rochdale and Bridgewater Canals
Marker Post at the Junction of the Rochdale and Bridgewater Canals
This marker on the towpath of the Rochdale Canal, alongside its junction with the Bridgewater Canal, indicates the junction of the two canals. The extension to the Rochdale Canal was built in the early nineteenth century but this post looks to be more recent in origin. The number 32 at the top of the post refers to the length of the canal (this is the 32nd milepost since the start of the canal).
Rochdale Canal
The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. In Sowerby Bridge it connects with the Calder and Hebble Navigation. In Manchester it connects with the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals.

The canal was opened between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden and from Manchester to Rochdale in 1799 and between Todmorden and Rochdale in 1805. Most of the canal was closed in 1952. Restoration work began in late 1980s and by 1996 the canal was opened to navigation once again between Sowerby Bridge and the summit level. The canal was re-opened to navigation along its entire length in July 2002 and forms part of the South Pennine Ring.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 December, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Rochdale Canal 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 831 975 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4697N 2:15.3470W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 831 975
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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