Bridge 157 Over Trent & Mersey Canal - Sandbach, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 07.862 W 002° 23.481
30U E 540722 N 5887019
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: 7/20/2017 6:43:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMW7HC
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.
"Canal accommodation bridge. Early-mid C19. Brindled brick with stone coping. Single span with towpath and humped back. Elliptical arch. Swept wings terminating in piers at all 4 comers. Stone plaque at crown on both sides. Remains of cast iron guard plate on wooden post to west towpath side jamb. The Trent and Mersey Canal was built between 1766 and 1777 by James Brindley and Hugh Henshall. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands (1966) Jean Lindsay, The Trent and Mersey Canal (1979)" link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm Vehicles

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

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

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

Sandbach, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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