SD7908 : Track near Rothwell Bridge

taken 23 days ago, near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

Track near Rothwell Bridge
Track near Rothwell Bridge
On the western side of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal after crossing Rothwell Bridge.

Taken shortly after twelve o'clock.
Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal :: SD7506
The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal is a disused canal, built to link Bolton and Bury with Manchester. The canal, when fully completed in 1796, was 15 miles long. It was connected with the River Irwell in Salford, in 1808.

From Salford the canal ran up the Irwell valley to reach Nob End, where it climbed the Prestolee Locks, and then split into two branches leading to Bolton and Bury. The canal was built principally to serve the many collieries in the area, as well as to transport other cargo such as stone and timber.

By 1846 a parallel railway had been built to Bury, and the canal went into decline. The Bolton arm went out of use in 1924, though with some minor use until 1947. The Bury arm was breached just above Nob End in 1936, but the then isolated Bury arm continued to be used until 1951, principally between the canalside Ladyshore Colliery and Bury. The final section of the canal was officially closed in 1961, and much of it was filled in.
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LinkExternal link Exploring Greater Manchester, a fieldwork guide (web edition); edited by Paul Hindle, Manchester Geographical Society
LinkExternal link Wikipedia article
LinkExternal link Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society website
LinkExternal link Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Pennine Waterways
Midday, New Year's Day 2020
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SD7908, 165 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Paths  Heath, Scrub 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Canal (from Tags)
Manchester Bolton and Bury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 791 084 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.3556N 2:18.9977W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 791 084
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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