The northern end of the Burnley Embankment. Rather than take a long detour, following the contours around the valley, it was decided to build an embankment, almost a mile long and up to sixty feet high, straight across to the opposite hillside. The Burnley Embankment is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of Britain's waterways. While not being as dramatic or daring as some of the other "wonders" it is nevertheless a huge and impressive structure.
Looking at first glance like a railway bridge, this is an aqueduct carrying the canal across Yorkshire Street, half way along the Burnley Embankment.
The aqueduct carrying the canal across Yorkshire Street, seen from the canal.
Looking north from the southern end of the Burnley Embankment. The bus station and town centre can be seen to the left.
At the southern end of the Burnley Embankment the canal takes a sharp turn westwards.
Looking east at Stanley Street. The Burnley Embankment can just be seen in the background.