Resolven lock - Neath Canal - Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 42.876 W 003° 41.993
30U E 451648 N 5729527
Quick Description: The Neath Canal was opened from Glynneath to Melincryddan, to the south of Neath in 1795 and extended in 1799 to its final destination at Briton Ferry, approx 14 miles. The canal fell into disuse in 1930s, and is now being refurbished.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/23/2012 11:20:04 PM
Waymark Code: WME220
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
"The Neath Canal was opened from Glynneath to Melincryddan, to the South of Neath, in 1795 and extended to Giants Grave in , in order to provide better shipping facilities. Several small extensions resulted in in reaching its final destination at Briton Ferry.
The canal was 13.5 miles (21.7 km) long and included 19 locks.
Use of the canals for navigation ceased in the 1930s, but because they supplied water to local industries and to Swansea docks, they were retained as water channels. The first attempts at restoration began in 1974 with the formation of the Neath and Tennant Canals Society. The section north of Resolven was restored in the late 1980s, and the canal from Neath to Abergarwed has been restored more recently. This project involved the replacement of Ynysbwllog aqueduct, which carries the canal over the river Neath, with a new 35-yard (32 m) plate girder structure, believed to be the longest single-span aqueduct in Britain. Some obstacles remain to its complete restoration, but current thinking includes making it part of a small network by creating a link through Swansea docks to a restored Swansea Canal."

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Waterway Name: Neath Canal

Connected Points:
Glynneath to Briton Ferry


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1795

Date Closed (if applicable): 1/1/1930

Elevation Difference (meters): 3.00

Site Status: Being Restored

Web Site: [Web Link]

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