Stone Bridge 89 Over The Macclesfield Canal - Scholar Green, UK
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N 53° 06.685 W 002° 14.757
30U E 550473 N 5884930
Quick Description: This accommodation bridge over the Macclesfield Canal is known as Morris Bridge and was built for a local farm.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/24/2016 10:52:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMR0MY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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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
This bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building link with the following text "Farm bridge off Cinder Hill Lane over the Macclesfield Canal. c.1827. By William Crosley. Yellow sandstone coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Single span bridge having a horseshoe arch with voussoirs and a projecting keystone which connects with a projecting band below the parapet. Battered walling to either side and curved retaining walls which terminate in square piers. Chamfered coping to the top of the parapet."
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm vehicles and animals

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

Date constructed: 1827

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

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

Scholar Green, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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