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Porter's Bridge Over The Trent And Mersey Canal - Shardlow, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 52.250 W 001° 19.750
30U E 612460 N 5859209
Quick Description: This single span brick bridge is an accommodation bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/7/2019 10:29:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM11EBJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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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

The Bridge
The bridge is number one close to the start of the canal at Derwent Mouth.

It gives access to farm land on the south side of the bridge.
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

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

Shardlow, Derbyshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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