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Bridge 50, Caldon Canal - Consall Forge, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 02.373 W 002° 00.114
30U E 566920 N 5877135
Quick Description: Bridge No 50 is located on the Caldon Canal at Consall Forge near the Black Lion pub.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/4/2017 7:33:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMVWHM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
Bridge No 50 is an accommodation bridge, located on the Caldon Canal at Consall Forge near the Black Lion pub.

The bridge is Grade II listed. The description given by British Listed Buildings is as follows;
'Canal accommodation bridge. Circa 1779. Coursed dressed and squared
stone; labelled elliptical arch; flat-top parapet set horizontally
over arch and ramped down at both sides and in a concave sweep to north.
The Caldon Canal was built to carry limestone from Caldon Low. Originally
surveyed by James Brindley, succeeded by Henshaw and completed by John
Rennie circa 1801.' (visit link)

The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal was built between Etruria and Froghall in 1776 at a cost of £23,560 and opened in 1779. It was built specifically to carry limestone from the quarries at Cauldon Low, near Froghall to Stoke-on-Trent. (visit link)
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians, hikers, cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Caldon Canal


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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Canal and Black Lion Pub and carpark

Location:
Staffordshire Moorlands


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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