Stone Bridge 68 Over The Macclesfield Canal - Congleton, UK
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N 53° 10.311 W 002° 11.097
30U E 554479 N 5891698
Quick Description: This single arch bridge known as Buxton Road Bridge, as the name suggests carries Buxton Road (A54) over the Macclesfield Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/22/2016 6:17:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMR06V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:

The Macclesfield Canal
The Macclesfield Canal was one of the last narrow canals to be built, indeed, it was very nearly built as a railway! A variety of ideas were proposed and the present canal was approved by Act of Parliament in April 1826. The route of the canal was surveyed by Thomas Telford and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of £320,000.

The route takes the canal from Marple Junction with the Peak Forest Canal in the north 26¼ miles to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove passing along the side of the most westerly Pennine hills through High Lane, Higher Poynton, Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton, all in Cheshire, and Kidsgrove in Staffordshire in the south. Nowadays we normally regard the last 1½ miles to Harding's Wood Junction with the Trent & Mersey Canal as a part of the Macclesfield Canal although it was built as a branch of the T&MC. link

The Bridge
The single arch of the bridge straddles both the canal and towpath and is of a similar design to many of the stone bridges on the canal.

Next to one side of the bridge are a couple of sewer or water pipes.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians, motor vehicles and cyclists.

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

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Buxton Road (A54)

Congleton, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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