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Bridge 7 Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal - Longsdon, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.805 W 002° 03.207
30U E 563404 N 5881597
Quick Description: This accommodation bridge is a located on the Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal, Longsdon.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/7/2017 1:50:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMVE7C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 0

Long Description:
This bridge is an accommodation bridge, built of stone and is the seventh 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;
'Accommodation bridge. Early C19. Coursed squared and dressed sandstone, ashlar for string and coping. Elliptical arch; string at deck level. Slightly cambered parapets with stonework terminating in squared piers. Chamfered half round stone copings on top.'

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?: Pedestrians, farm vehicles

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: Access for pedestrians and farm vehicles

Location:
Longsdon, Staffordshire.


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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