Stone Bridge 92 Over The Macclesfield Canal - Scholar Green, UK
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N 53° 06.299 W 002° 14.857
30U E 550369 N 5884213
Quick Description: This bridge known as Hall Green Bridge and carries Little Moss Lane over the Macclesfield Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/24/2016 9:40:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMR0MH
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 bridge is a single arch bridge that straddles the canal and tow path. It is on one of the first parts of the canal to be built around 1827.

It is on a slight bend and when the horses pulling the canal boats passed this bridge the tow ropes cut grooves into the arch of the bridge.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians

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: Little Moss Lane

Scholar Green, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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