Standedge Tunnel at Marsden on the Huddersfield narrow canal in the 80s.

Standedge Tunnel at Marsden on the Huddersfield narrow canal in the 80s.

Standedge Tunnel is the highest (196 metres above sea level), longest (5,029 metres) and deepest canal (194 metres) in the country. The project was started in 1794 at the height of ‘Canal Mania’ period and took 17 years to complete – with a little help from one of Britain’s greatest civil engineers, Thomas Telford. Closed in 1943, the canal tunnel was re-opened in May 2001. The Standedge Visitors Centre, at the Marsden end of the tunnel, serves as a base for boat trips into the canal tunnel and hosts an exhibition which depicts the various crossings.
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Standedge Tunnel at Marsden on the Huddersfield narrow canal in the 80s.

Standedge Tunnel is the highest (196 metres above sea level), longest (5,029 metres) and deepest canal (194 metres) in the country. The project was started in 1794 at the height of ‘Canal Mania’ period and took 17 years to complete – with a little help from one of Britain’s greatest civil engineers, Thomas Telford. Closed in 1943, the canal tunnel was re-opened in May 2001. The Standedge Visitors Centre, at the Marsden end of the tunnel, serves as a base for boat trips into the canal tunnel and hosts an exhibition which depicts the various crossings.
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