Bridge 162 Over Trent & Mersey Canal - Moston, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 09.456 W 002° 24.237
30U E 539855 N 5889968
Quick Description: This single arch brick built bridge Carries Dragons Lane over the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/12/2017 3:24:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMW5NT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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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 and canal lock is a combined Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Canal roadbridge, 1777, James Brindley engineer. Painted brown brick. Deep segmental arch; abutments with concave batter and curved in plan; square end-piers; flush stone copings." link

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

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: Dragons Lane

Moston, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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