Sunday, August 29, 2010
Macclesfield Canal #1
This is bridge #1 on the Macclesfield Canal at Marple.
In this direction it is actually the last one as under the bridge is the Peak Forest Canal.
Opened in 1831, the Macclesfield Canal was one of the last narrow canals to be built running 26¼ miles from Marple Junction to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
It was fine when I set off but when I got off the bus the rain started and it was chucking it down by the time I got here.
I took this quickly, holding my umbrella in one hand and the camera in the other.
This is a gray scale look from bridge #1 into the Marple basin. You can see the original colour version on Geograph.
I was heading to the Ring o' Bells pub just beyond Bridge #2. Recently the pub's cat was hailed a hero for rescuing an injured duck. See the video on the Manchester Evening News.
For more Sunday Bridges visit San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.