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Bridge 5 Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal - Longsdon, Staffordshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.790 W 002° 03.709
30U E 562844 N 5881562
Quick Description: This road bridge is a located on the Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal, Longsdon.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/7/2017 10:31:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMVE59
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 0

Long Description:
This bridge is a road bridge, built of stone and is the fifth bridge from the Hazelhurst Junction on the Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal.

The bridge is a Grade II Listed Building in Longsdon, Staffordshire. Source: (visit link) The description given is as follows;
Road bridge over canal. Early C19. Coursed, squared and dressed rubble.
Slightly concave sides terminated by piers; elliptical arch, string
below parapets with rounded copings and cambered over carriageway. The
Leek branch of the Caldon Canal was opened circa 1801. John Rennie,
Engineer.

The canal divides at the junction with the main line Caldon Canal descending through three locks in an easterly direction toward Cheddleton and on to Frogall, while the Leek Branch continues along the contour to cross the main line on the single-arched Hazelhurst Aqueduct.

The Leek Branch was opened in 1802 and was built both to extend navigation to the town of Leek and to improve water supplies to the main line of the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Caldon Canal being owned by the Trent & Mersey Canal Company.
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What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Vehicles, pedestrians

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal.


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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Farm buildings

Location:
Longsdon, Staffordshire.


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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