Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section)

The Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section) is a broad canal and is part of the Aire and Calder Navigation. It runs for 11 miles and 6½ furlongs through 4 locks from Bank Dole Junction (where it joins the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford)) to Selby Junction (River Ouse) (where it joins the River Ouse : Yorkshire (tidal section - Naburn to Goole)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 78 feet and 6 inches long and 18 feet and 8 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 10 feet and 5 inches. The maximum draught is 6 feet and 7 inches.

It has a junction with the Aire and Calder Navigation (River Aire) at Haddlesey Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Bank Dole Junction
Junction of the Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section) and the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line)
Marsh Lane Footbridge ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bank Dole Lock No 1 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bank Dole Lock Junction 3 furlongs 1 lock
Stocking Lane Pipe Bridge 3¾ furlongs 1 lock
Beal Bridge
Beal Bridge Wharf
2 miles and 6 furlongs 1 lock
Beal Lock No 2 Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
2 miles and 6½ furlongs 1 lock
Beal Lock No 2
New landing pontoon down stream of lock installed winter 1995/6
3 miles 1 lock
Birkin Wharf 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 2 locks
Haddlesey Junction Pipe Bridge 6 miles and 3¾ furlongs 2 locks
Haddlesey Junction
Junction of River Aire and Selby Canal
6 miles and 4 furlongs 2 locks
Haddlesey Flood Lock No 3 6 miles and 4¼ furlongs 2 locks
Tankards Bridge 6 miles and 5 furlongs 3 locks
Tankards Bridge Narrows 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Paper House Bridge 7 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Gateforth Landing Narrows 7 miles and 5½ furlongs 3 locks
Gateforth Landing 7 miles and 6¾ furlongs 3 locks
East Coast Railway Bridge 8 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
Burton Hall Bridge 8 miles and 3½ furlongs 3 locks
Burn Bridge 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Henwick Hall Lane Narrows 9 miles and 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Henwick Hall Lane Bridge 9 miles and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Brayton Bridge
With pipe bridge alongside
10 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
Brayton Railway Bridge 10 miles and 3¼ furlongs 3 locks
Bawtry Road Bridge 10 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
Selby Narrows 11 miles and 1¼ furlongs 3 locks
Selby Swing Bridge 11 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Selby Basin 11 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Selby Junction Lock 11 miles and 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Selby Junction (River Ouse)
Junction of Selby Canal and River Ouse (Yorkshire)
11 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Aire and Calder Navigation

The Aire and Calder Navigation is a river and canal system of the River Aire and the River Calder in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England. The first improvements to the rivers above Knottingley were completed in 1704 when the Aire was made navigable to Leeds and the Calder to Wakefield, by the construction of 16 locks. Lock sizes were increased several times, as was the depth of water, to enable larger boats to use the system. The Aire below Haddlesey was bypassed by the opening of the Selby Canal in 1778. A canal from Knottingley to the new docks and new town at Goole provided a much shorter route to the River Ouse from 1826. The New Junction Canal was constructed in 1905, to link the system to the River Don Navigation, by then part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.

Steam tugs were introduced in 1831. In the 1860s, compartment boats were introduced, later called Tom Puddings, from which coal was unloaded into ships by large hydraulic hoists. This system enabled the canal to carry at its peak more than 1.5 million tons of coal per year, and was not abandoned until 1986. To handle trains of compartments, many of the locks were lengthened to 450 feet (140 m).

Although much of the upper reaches are now designated as leisure routes, there is still significant commercial traffic on the navigation. 300,000 tons were carried in 2007, although most of the traffic is now petroleum and gravel, rather than the coal which kept the navigation profitable for 150 years.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Aire and Calder Navigation
[Barnsley Canal] [Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation] [Canals of the United Kingdom] [River Aire] [Selby Canal] [Canal ring] [New Junction Canal] [Calder and Hebble Navigation] [Altofts]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 14:27