Bridge 55, Caldon Canal - Froghall Wharf, Froghall, Staffordshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 01.589 W 001° 57.718
30U E 569619 N 5875720
Quick Description: Bridge No 55 is located on the Caldon Canal at Froghall Wharf.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/4/2017 7:06:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMVWHF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
Bridge No 55, is a road bridge, located on the Caldon Canal at Froghall Wharf.

The bridge is Grade II listed. The description given by British Listed Buildings is as follows;
'Canal road bridge. Circa 1783. Coursed dressed and squared stone.
Virtually round arch, string at carriageway level and parapet with
rounded coping both inclined up slope to north; piers at ends. The
last section of the Caldon Canal was opened circa 1783. The canal
was built to carry limestone from Caldon Low, first surveyed by
James Brindley, succeeded by Henshaw and John Rennie.' (visit link)

The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal was built between Etruria and Froghall in 1776 at a cost of £23,560 and opened in 1779. It was built specifically to carry limestone from the quarries at Cauldon Low, near Froghall to Stoke-on-Trent. (visit link)
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes, pedestrians

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Caldon Canal

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Foxt Road

Staffordshire Moorlands

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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dtrebilc visited Bridge 55, Caldon Canal - Froghall Wharf, Froghall, Staffordshire. 10/10/2019 dtrebilc visited it