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Hoomill Bridge Over Trent And Mersey Canal - Great Haywood, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 48.883 W 002° 00.283
30U E 567078 N 5852124
Quick Description: This single arch brick bridge carries Hoomill Lane over the Trent and Mersey Canal and is bridge number 76.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/19/2019 1:46:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM10DP4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
"As its name implies, the Trent and Mersey canal (T & M) was built to link the River Trent at Derwent Mouth (in Derbyshire) to the River Mersey. The second connection is made via the Bridgewater Canal, which it joins at Preston Brook in Cheshire. Note that although mileposts measure the distance to Preston Brook and Shardlow, Derwent Mouth is a mile or so beyond Shardlow.

The plan of a canal connection from the Mersey to the Trent ("The Grand Trunk") came from canal engineer James Brindley. It was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1766 and the first sod was cut by Josiah Wedgwood in July that year at Brownhills, Burslem. In 1777, the canal was completed, including more than 70 locks and five tunnels, with the company headquarters in Stone." link

The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.

"Canal road bridge. Circa 1766-72 by James Brindley, Surveyor General. Red brick with stone coping and quoins. Single span with towpath and humped back. Integral with adjoining lock. Segmental headed arch. Swept wings terminating in piers at all 4 corners. Stone plaque at crown on both sides. Cast iron guard plate to north towpath side jamb. Minor repairs include replacement of top course of bricks. The Trent and Mersey Canal was built between 1766 and 1777 by James Brindley and Hugh Henshall. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands (1966) Jean Lindsay, The Trent and Mersey Canal (1979)" link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Trent and Mersey Canal


Date constructed: 1777

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Hoomill Lane

Location:
Great Haywood, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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