Bridge 131 - Trent and Mersey Canal - Kidsgrove, Staffordshire.
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N 53° 05.117 W 002° 14.633
30U E 550642 N 5882024
Quick Description: Bridge 131 is located on the Trent and Mersey Canal near the Harecastle Tunnel in Kidsgrove.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/6/2017 7:38:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMVMWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 10

Long Description:
Bridge 131 is located on the Trent and Mersey Canal near the Harecastle Tunnel in Kidsgrove.

It is a turnover bridge that is Grade II listed.
Description.
Bridge. Circa 1824-7. Red and blue brick (English bond) with stone parapet band and coping and rusticated ashlar surround to a low segmental arch. Bridge No 132 and probably belongs to the alterations carried out by Thomas Telford at the same time as the construction of a second Harecastle Tunnel. Charles Hadfield The Canals of the West Midlands 3rd edition (1985). Source: (visit link)

[It is named as Trent and Mersey Canal Bridge Number 132 by Historic England. The description and coordinates match those for the bridge now showing a plaque with number 131. There is also a plaque number 131 on what was the original bridge (no longer accessible) for the first tunnel built by James Brindley that had no tow path access.]
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Trent and Mersey Canal


Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Tow path cross over bridge

Location:
Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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