Here we see the canal barge Winding Down turning through the junction to head towards Nantwich. This is the junction between the Wardle Canal (straight on under the bridge), the Trent (to the right) and the Mersey Canal (to the left). This junction is in Middlewich, Cheshire. The Wardle Canal is the shortest canal in the UK at just 154 feet (47 metres). Regular readers may find this bridge familiar because I have photographed it before in the middle of winter when the canals were all frozen over.