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Sandy Lane Bridge Over The Trent And Mersey Canal - Weston, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 50.633 W 002° 02.783
30U E 564226 N 5855330
Quick Description: This single arch brick bridge carries minor road Sandy Lane over the Trent and Mersey Canal and is bridge number 81.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/19/2019 3:38:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM10DPP
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

Sandy Lane is a single track road at the point it crosses over the canal.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

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


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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Sandy Lane

Location:
Weston, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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