Rochdale Canal :: Shared Description

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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by Gerald England
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SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal Lock 87, Canal Street by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Deansgate Tunnel by Gerald England
SD8700 : Rochdale Canal, Ten Acres Lock by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Road bridge over the Rochdale Canal in Manchester by Stephen Craven
SJ8397 : Albion Wharf by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Lock #85 by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Fountain by the Bridgewater Hall by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Piccadilly Basin by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Dale Street Lock (#84)  on the Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SD9321 : Lock #30 by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal by Gerald England
SE0026 : Waterbus stop on the Rochdale Canal by Stephen Craven
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal by Gerald England
SE0523 : Sowerby Long Bridge No.2 Rochdale Canal by Jo Turner
SD8800 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Lock 91 by Bob Harvey
SJ8397 : Lock 91 by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Gaythorn Tunnel by Gerald England
SJ8598 : The New Islington Marina by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Lock 86, Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SJ8397 : Lock 91, Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8397 : Narrowboat at Lock#91 by David Dixon
SD8810 : Rochdale Canal Bridge#65 by David Dixon

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Created: Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Updated: Wed, 16 Jun 2010

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