Midland Main Line Railway Bridge Over The Chesterfield Canal - Chesterfield, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 15.267 W 001° 25.150
30U E 605461 N 5901741
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge crosses the canal at an oblique angle.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/30/2019 7:37:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM10FQ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:

"The canal was built to link Chesterfield, Worksop and Retford to the Trent and so gain access to more trade. Local Anston Stone was transported by the canal to the river Trent for the building of the new Houses of Parliament. During the 19th century the canal was a commercial success due to local coal. However, mining caused subsidence in the Norwood Tunnel, severing the top end of the canal.

The Chesterfield Canal runs from the river Trent at West Stockwith to Chesterfield. The Canal is 45.5 miles (73.3 km) long and has 65 locks, but only the section from West Stockwith the eastern end of Norwood Tunnel is currently navigable. This navigable section is 31.6 miles (50.9 km) long and has 46 locks.

At the isolated western end of the canal, five miles and five locks have been restored. The new Staveley Town Basin opened in 2012. There are slipways at Tapton Lock in Chesterfield and Staveley Town Basin. There is also a craning pad at the basin. This leaves nine miles to be restored. There are detailed plans for the entire stretch, prepared by the Chesterfield Canal Partnership." link

The carries the Midland Mainline railway line from Chesterfield station to the south.

It is bridge number CHr/92.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Railroad

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Chesterfield Canal

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Midland Main Line

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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