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Arch Bridge 92 Over Leeds Liverpool Canal - Withnell, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 43.112 W 002° 33.058
30U E 529631 N 5952300
Quick Description: The Leeds Liverpool canal is the longest canal in Northern England.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/13/2015 4:47:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMPRJ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot
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Long Description:
The canal is 127.25 miles long and flows from the inland woollen town of Leeds to the coastal sea port of Liverpool, crossing the Pennines along the way. Work on the canal started in 1770 and built in a number of sections and was finally completed in 1816.

This bridge is also known as Millfield Bridge and is an "Accommodation bridge over Leeds-Liverpool Canal. 1811-16, Supervising Engineer probably Joseph Priestley. Squared sandstone. Elliptical portal with rusticated voussoirs and keystone, band, parapet with ridge coping, pilastered ends to curved keepers", and is a Grade II English Heritage listed building.

Like many of the bridges on this canal the arch stones are painted white to help boat owners judge their approach through the bridge. In addition because the bridge straddles the tow path on one side of the canal the bridge keystone is not in the middle of the canal. A vertical white line painted on the bridge parapet indicates the middle of the canal itself to further aid navigation.
Physical Location (city, county, etc.): Withnell, Lancashire

Road, Highway, Street, etc.: Unnamed farm track

Water or other terrain spanned: The Leeds Liverpool Canal

Architect/Builder: Joseph Priestley

Construction Date: 1816

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