Thursday, 16 August 2007

Summit-Rochdale Canal

The Rochdale canal was completed in 1804,effectively linking the East and West coasts of England.It linked the Calder Valley with Manchester.

The majotr obstacle the route had to overcome was the South Pennines and the gap at whta is now summit was the lowest crossing point.The railway followed the same route 30 years later.At this point the Canal is 600ft above sea level and this is the highest broad lock in the Uk.

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