Bridge 6 Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal - Longsdon, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.876 W 002° 03.500
30U E 563076 N 5881725
Quick Description: This road bridge is a located on the Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal, Longsdon.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/7/2017 1:18:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMVE71
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
This bridge is a road bridge, built of stone and is the sixth bridge from the Hazelhurst Junction on the Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal.

The bridge is a Grade II Listed Building in Longsdon, Staffordshire. Source: (visit link) The description given is as follows;
'Road bridge over canal. Early C19. Coursed, squared and dressed rubble.
Slightly concave sides terminated by piers; elliptical arch, string
below parapets with rounded copings and cambered over carriageway. The
Leek branch of the Caldon Canal was opened circa 1801. John Rennie,

The canal divides at the junction with the main line Caldon Canal descending through three locks in an easterly direction toward Cheddleton and on to Frogall, while the Leek Branch continues along the contour to cross the main line on the single-arched Hazelhurst Aqueduct.

The Leek Branch was opened in 1802 and was built both to extend navigation to the town of Leek and to improve water supplies to the main line of the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Caldon Canal being owned by the Trent & Mersey Canal Company.
(visit link)
(visit link)
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes, pedestrians

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal.

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Park Lane

Longsdon, Staffordshire.

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. If the bridge location prevents you from taking a safe photograph, then please do not stop to take the photo. Safety is more important.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Arch Bridges
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
dtrebilc visited Bridge 6 Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal - Longsdon, Staffordshire. 10/24/2019 dtrebilc visited it