Canal Bridge Granary Wharf

Picture of canal bridge No 226 at Granary Wharf on the Leeds waterfront.

This photo is a view looking down the Leeds – Liverpool canal from the Whitehall side towards granary Wharf and Leeds city centre.

I love that the canal system here in the UK is still a working machine almost as it was when it was designed and built as a transport highway around 240 years ago. The bridge across the canal in this photo dates from 1770-77, it is bridge no 226 and the lock in the foreground is office lock, this is because the stone building at the right hand side of the bridge is the Former Canal Company office building which dates from around 1816. Both the bridge and the company office are now listed building both listed as Grade II.

On the left in the photo is Candle House then the Mint Hotel both on Granary Wharf. The lower building behind the girl jogger is Watermans Place.

Today this canal is now mostly used for leisure and the towpath used by joggers, walkers and people riding their bicycles.

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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