Brassworks Bridge Over Trent And Mersey Canal - Little Stoke, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 53.483 W 002° 07.950
30U E 558363 N 5860540
Quick Description: This single span brick bridge is an accommodation bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal for a nearby farm and is bridge 91.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/9/2019 9:04:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM10BRP
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 on the outskirts of the town of Stone and gives access to nearby farm fields.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm vehicles

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

Date constructed: 1772

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Unnamed farm track

Little Stoke, UK

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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