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Brinepit Bridge Over Trent And Mersey Canal - Weston, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 49.950 W 002° 02.017
30U E 565104 N 5854075
Quick Description: This single arch brick bridge is an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm and is bridge number 79.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/19/2019 3:13:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM10DPN
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

There are farm fields on both side of the canal and this bridge gives access to fields on both sides.

The bridge is next to lock 24, immediately in front of the bottom gates. Bridges are often built next to locks as the canal is at its narrowest at this point.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm Vehicles

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

Date constructed: 1777

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

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

Weston, Staffordshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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