SK6736 : Lorry on the bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire, England

Lorry on the bridge
Lorry on the bridge
The lorry appears to be crossing the old canal bridge but is in fact on the new A46 beyond.
The Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal was built from the River Trent in Nottingham to Grantham, some 33 miles between 1793 and 1797 at a cost of 118,500 and narrow boats and barges transported coal, building materials and groceries through 18 locks to Grantham. On the return journey they transported corn, malt, beans, wool and other agricultural produce. Due to the development and the success of the railways the canal was closed in 1935 and left to its fate. Over the years it fell into disrepair with many of the "fixtures and fittings" being demolished.
The Grantham Canal Restoration Society is an active body which has been working towards the reopening of the canal as a recreational and commercial waterway. Whether this will ever happen is up for debate with many obstacles in the way.
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Geographical Context: Roads, Road transport Canals Road: A46 Bridge: Road Over Canal other tags: Grantham Canal Articulated Lorry Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SK6736, 85 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 14 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 16 May, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6712 3685 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.4926N 1:0.1830W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6724 3682
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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