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Carreghofa to Four Crosses (Section 8)

This section is navigable for portable craft but there are dropped bridges.
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1)
 On the approach to the top lock at  Carreghofa, the Tanat Feeder is to  be seen entering the canal. (To the right of the photo behind the tree).
 Note the familiar Montgomery canal paddle gear by the side of the lock gate.

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2)
By the top lock, the side pond with sluice is an interesting feature.
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3)
  Near the top of the top lock, a seat has been installed, enabling you to rest and enjoy the pleasant scenery.
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4)
  Also by the Top lock at  Carreghofa.
  This building seen by the lock side was the old toll office.

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5)
  Below the top lock is Bridge 95 adjacent to the well kept gardens of the original Lock Keepers Cottage.
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6)
    Carreghofa Bottom Lock and Bridge 95.
   The unique Montgomery  Paddle Gear stands prominently by the top gate of the Bottom Lock.
  To the left of the lock is a side pond constructed due to the short pound between the locks.
   Also to the left, across the road is the original  Lock Keepers Cottage, now a private house.
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7)
   Looking back towards Carreghofa Locks from the Newtown direction.
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8)
   This is the site of the flatted Williams Bridge ( No. 96).
Another obstacle to the canals  restoration.
This bridge originally carried the main Welshpool to Oswestry road.
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9)
  Flood arches passing through the embankment remind us how close we are getting to the course of the Vyrnwy.
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10)
     This view is along the Vyrnwy Aqueduct looking from the direction of  the dropped  Williams Bridge.
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11)
      The Vyrnwy ( or Newbridge) Aqueduct as seen from the Newbridge Road Bridge.
      Four of the arches spanning the River Vyrnwy.
     Constructed by the Dadfords , this is the site of many  self-sealing leaks in the past. "Temporary" tie bars and girders are still  to be seen.

 
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12)
  Looking east from the towpath of the Newbridge Aqueduct along the course of the River Vyrnwy.