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Cafe at the Top of the Bingley Five Rise Locks Leeds Liverpool Canal Yorkshire | by woodytyke
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Cafe at the Top of the Bingley Five Rise Locks Leeds Liverpool Canal Yorkshire

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is 127 miles long, with 91 locks, and is the single longest canal built by one company in the United Kingdom. It took well over 40 years to complete, after a great deal of disagreement about its route from Lancashire to Yorkshire. The company was established in 1770 and construction began at once, with John Longbotham as its engineer; later he was succeeded by Robert Whitworth, and after many delays due to the outbreak of war with France in 1792, it was finally completed in 1816.

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Taken on November 27, 2011