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The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK.

The Rochdale Canal Bill was passed in 1794 and construction began.
By 1799 the canal was open between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden and from Manchester to Rochdale. The shorter summit level at 600 feet meant that many reservoirs were required to prevent the summit level drying up and to maintain an available supply of water for the 92 locks.
Footpaths run along the canal which is underway in Manchester downtown. It links to the Bridgewater canal and then to the Manchester ships canal.

For more info, visit http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/manchester/m60.htm

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