Bridge 37 - Llangollen Canal - Alkington, Nr Whitchurch, Cheshire, UK.
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N 52° 57.136 W 002° 43.148
30U E 518869 N 5866997
Quick Description: This arch bridge 37 is known as Duddleston Bridge and is located on the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal near Alkington.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/21/2019 7:19:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM1102B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
Duddleston Bridge, No 37 is located on the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.
It is a brick built, arch accommodation bridge which carries a track over the canal. The small doorway in the bridge was for the storage of coffer timbers which were used when maintenance involved the dropping of water levels.

"Duddleston Bridge No 37 is a minor waterways place on the Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line) between Whixall Moss Junction (Junction of Prees Branch with Llangollen Canal) (4 miles to the southwest) and Whitchurch Branch Junction (Junction of Whitchurch Branch with Llangollen Canal) (1 mile and 4¾ furlongs to the northeast).
The nearest place in the direction of Whixall Moss Junction is Duddleston Bridge Visitor Moorings; ½ furlongs away.
The nearest place in the direction of Whitchurch Branch Junction is Sparks Bridge No 35; 5 furlongs away." (visit link)

The Llangollen Canal is a narrow navigable canal crossing the border between England and Wales. The waterway links Llangollen in Denbighshire, north Wales, with Hurleston in south Cheshire, via the town of Ellesmere, Shropshire. The name, which was coined in the 1980s, is a modern designation for parts of the historic Ellesmere Canal and the Llangollen navigable feeder, both of which became part of the Shropshire Union Canals in 1846.
The canal runs for 46 miles through 21 locks from Llantisilio- Horseshoe Falls (which is a dead end) to Hurleston Junction where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Nantwich to Bunbury). (visit link)
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: pedestrians, farm vehicles

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Llangollen Canal - main line on the Shropshire Union Canal

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

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

Whitchurch, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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Mike_bjm visited Bridge 37 - Llangollen Canal - Alkington, Nr Whitchurch, Cheshire, UK. 6/16/2019 Mike_bjm visited it