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The Grand Trunk Canal, 1777

               
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  This canal, now known as the Trent and Mersey, was surveyed by Brindley in 1758. He shared a vision of a "Grand Cross" of canals linking London, Liverpool, Bristol and Hull, the most important ports. It was started in 1766 but not completed until 1777 because a very long tunnel had to be built. Small map of The Grand Trunk Canal map
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