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Canal breach at Dunham

The breach at Dunham in 1971 was to have the most far-reaching impact on the Bridgewater Canal.  The initial leak occurred at a point near the Bollin Aqueduct, some thirty feet above river level.  Quickly turning into a torrent of water, gushing into the river below which washed out a gorge in the embankment, 90 feet wide.

Image Details

Location Dunham
Photographer
Donor Alan Taylor
Era 1971
Medium Photograph - coloured by Alan Taylor
Image Reference LHC 00361
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