The Leicester Canal - Mountain Barn Bridge to North Kilworth Wharf.
Some of the canal sluices on the Leicester Section have particularly interesting brickwork - this sluice / syphon shown below is located just past Bridge 27 and has a fair amount of
excellent brickwork associated with it on both sides of the canal. Sluices are a very important part of canal engineering - allowing excess water to flow off and keep the canal's level at it's optimum. Also the canal's locks block off the water flow and these sluices are the means of keeping water available downstream and of course to stop flooding upstream.
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Mountain Barn Bridge no:27
Mountain Barn Bridge 27
Leicester Canal Syphon
Bridge 28 -
Heygate Lodge Bridge 29
Stockley Bridge 31
Stockley Bridge 31
ex Bridge 35
Downtown Bridge 36
Symbolds Spinney Bridge 38
The Leicester Section's bridges brickwork side-edges were protected from towrope rubbing wear by using iron strips - there is an example of these on Symbolds Spinney Bridge 38 - photo below.
Also futher below there are photos of Welford Junction - there is a very nice little canal branch which goes off from here to Welford - it is possible to make
a circular'ish walk using the Welford Canal Arm and bits of the Leicester Section towpaths - please see our Welford Canal Arm Walks and Photos topic.
Bridge 38 - protective strip
Canal Bridge 40
aqueduct Welford Junction
The River Avon
ex Bridge 44?
North Kilworth Wharf
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