Motorway Embankment

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The motorway embankment presents an obstacle to restoration
The motorway embankment presents an obstacle to restoration

The grass marks the line of the canal which heads straight for the embankment of the modern M62 motorway. There’s certainly enough height difference to construct a bridge for the canal but that will be an expensive solution.  For now, walkers and cyclists are diverted to the right onto a narrow road which passes under the motorway.

There’s a slim possibility the canal could be diverted to share the same bridge, and if this was a narrow canal that might be possible, but I think it’s unlikely you could squeeze a broad canal through, including the maneuvering areas for the sharp turns.

Waterway and Kilometerage HELENS 12.840.02
OS Grid Reference SJ 59541 91697
Date and Time 151229 133607
Copyright © Paul Balmer

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