Blackstone Canal
10/25/11
This is the northern canal breach with an island between two inflows. Water enters the canal on the right from the river to the left. If this were stopped, all flow damage occurring further south would end.

Blackstone Canal
7/21/12
This is the upper end of the northern breach with the water low.
Note the sewer pipes on left and the pile of stone in the middle of the photo.

Blackstone Canal
7/21/12
Close up of the above

Blackstone Canal
7/21/12
Southern half of the northern breach with water low showing more sewer pipes.

Blackstone Canal
7/21/12
Close up of the above

Blackstone Canal
7/21/12
Two section of sewer pipe just downstream of northern breach when water is low.
Note also the gravel bank on right.

Blackstone Canal
8/8/12
This is a view across the canal just south of the breaches. Note the gravel island in the canal. There is a shallow flow on each side.
The canal could be bridged here with a pier on the island providing access to the towpath on the far side and southward to the next breach.

Possible design of a bridge to span the canal just north of the northern breach and make the cleared towpath into a through route.

Possible design of one span of a two span bridge to span the canal just south of the northern breach and open access to the towpath south.

Possible bridge sites around northern breach