Gallery (in and around the dismantled aqueduct in the Dearne Valley)
1. View from
the aqueduct footbridge eastwards along Dearne Valley.
2. This is
a view of the aqueduct footbridge taken from the north bank of the River
Dearne. An illusion of wooded countryside, but the Dearne Valley here
is not far from houses and industrial sites. It serves as a green corridor
in the midst of urbanisation.
3. At the
point where the Barnsley and Dearne & Dove Canals met. These are ruins
of old canal buildings.
4. The wooden
5. On the
southbank, the steps down to the footbridge.
6. On the
northbank looking northwards along the canal route.
7. The aqueduct during demolition.
8. Another view
of the aqueduct before demolition.
9. Being in a coal mining area, subsidence was a constant threat to the canal's structural integrity; this photograph shows the partial collapse of the aqueduct and adjacent embankment. This major breach of the canal occurred on 20th November 1911, when subsidence caused
part of the aqueduct and the adjacent embankment to collapse.
Repairs were not completed until 10th July 1912, when the canal was reopened,
and much revenue was lost.
10. The River Dearne at the site of the Barnsley Aqueduct. The aqueduct itself has been replaced by a wooden bridge set on the original footings of the aqueduct. [1st February 2012]
11. View of the footbridge from the riverside footpath. [1st February 2012]
12. The remains viewed from the river bank. [1st February 2012]
13. Another old postcard showing the breach at the aqueduct in 1911.