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Green Lane Aqueduct On Peak Forest Canal - Romiley, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 24.650 W 002° 05.850
30U E 559989 N 5918353
Quick Description: This single arch bridge carries the Peak Forest Canal over a minor road, Green Lane.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/24/2019 12:41:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM10EMR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

The Peak Forest Canal
It is a narrow canal constructed between 1794 and 1805 and is fourteen miles long. It connects Buxworth with Dukinfield where it joins the Ashton Canal. The main purpose of the canal was to transport limestone from quarries above Buxworth. There are sixteen locks near the town of Marple that raise the canal a height of 210 feet in a distance of 1 mile.

The advent of the railways and later modern roads led to the decline of the canal and it fell into disuse between 1920 and 1960. An upsurge in leisure boat use led to the canal being restored and reopened in 1974.

The Aqueduct
At this point the canal is on a high embankment and so the aqueduct is needed to carry the canal across the road. There is a sign on the road side of the aqueduct indicating that the height of the aqueduct is 8ft 3 inches high.

The aqueduct is narrow and the road only wide enough for single file traffic and traffic is only allowed to pass in one direction.

The aqueduct is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Aqueduct. Between 1794 and 1801. Benjamin Outram and Thomas Brown engineers. Dressed stone. Semi-elliptical arch covered by C20 render. Retaining and parapet walls are segmental in plan and the west side has been partly repaired in concrete block. Stone band and a rounded coping to parapet." link

Height of bridge: 8ft 3in

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Boats on the canal, and pedestrians and cyclists on the towpath

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Green Lane

Date constructed: 1801

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Peak Forest Canal

Romiley, Greater Manchester

Length of bridge: Not listed

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