SE1338 : Bridge carrying Victoria Road over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

taken 8 years ago, near to Saltaire, Bradford, Great Britain

Bridge carrying Victoria Road over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Bridge carrying Victoria Road over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The sculpture on the wall is "Pirate Ship", part of the Aire Sculpture Trail. A close-up of it can be seen in SE1338 : "Pirate Ship", Aire Sculpture Trail.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: SD8842

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.

Aire Sculpture Trail :: SE1438

The Aire Sculpture Trail runs from the Victoria Road bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Saltaire to Baildon Bridge, which carries the A6038 over the River Aire. It consists of sculptures made by Mick Kirkby Geddes based on ideas from pupils at Wycliffe Primary School Shipley. The trail of 15 sculptures was officially opened on 25 May 2013.

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Sunday, 6 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 26 January, 2021
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Sport, Leisure  Roads, Road transport  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1397 3815 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.3649N 1:47.3510W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1399 3815
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