This could only happen in England!
Midford Aqueduct before restoration
The Somersetshire Coal Canal did very much what it says on the tin. It carried coal from the nearby mines to Bath, in much the same way that the Bridgewater carried coal to Manchester. The canal was surveyed by John Rennie, assisted by William Smith, branching off the Kennet and Avon at Dundas along two 10 mile arms. The canal prospered from 1815 to 1870 but inevitably the railways arrived and killed the trade, inflicting the ultimate humiliation of laying their tracks along much of the line.
...and after restoration