Bridge 164 Over Trent & Mersey Canal - Moston, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 10.075 W 002° 24.730
30U E 539295 N 5891112
Quick Description: This single arch brick built bridge is an accommodation bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal for nearby farms.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/12/2017 2:51:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMW5NQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal was the UK's first long distance canal and as the name suggests was built to give a connection to the Rivers Trent and Mersey. (Access to the Mersey was actually via the Bridgewater Canal with some locks at Runcorn that no longer exist).

It opened in 1777 and is 93.5 miles (150.5 km) long and stretches from its connection with the Bridgewater Canal at Preston Brook to its connection with the River Trent at Derwent Mouth.

The Bridge
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"II Accommodation Bridge, probably 1777, James Brindley engineer. Painted brick with flush brick voussoirs; keystones. Curved brick-walled ramp on east side to Booth Lane; square end-piers to parapet on west side at junction with earth ramp; projecting stone copings." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm Vehicles and animals

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

Date constructed: 1777

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

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

Moston, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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