Virtual Journey - Swinton to Wath (3)

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Swinton, Dearne and Dove Canal
Looking back to the railway bridge.
site of lock 5, Dearne and Dove Canal
Looking north along the line of the canal. Lock 5 was situated in the foreground, with Lock 6 in the space between the trees in the distance.
site of lock 6, Dearne and Dove Canal
Looking north from the site of Lock 6. When the canal was first built, it passed through Adwick Tunnel through the crest of this hill. It was a shallow "cut and cover" tunnel 472 yards long and the portal was situated to the left of the picture. When the railway was built, the canal was diverted to share the railway's cutting. The bridge across the railway can just be seen to right of centre.
Adwick cutting, Dearne and Dove Canal
The canal curved round to pass under Bow Broom Bridge and through this cutting alongside the railway. The concrete road bridge replaced the original four arch viaduct that crossed the cutting.
Adwick cutting, Dearne and Dove Canal
Looking back towards Swinton from the road bridge. The worn track follows the route of the canal.
Adwick cutting, Swinton, Dearne and Dove Canal
Looking northwards along Adwick cutting. The brown area in the distance indicates the position of the dried-up canal.
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