Bridge 146 Over Trent & Mersey Canal - Hassall Green, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 07.305 W 002° 19.608
30U E 545051 N 5886025
Quick Description: This single arch brick built bridge carries minor road Roughwood Lane over the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/20/2017 10:22:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMW7K9
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 only wide enough for single file traffic and the weight of vehicles is restricted to 7.5 Tonnes m.g.w.

The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Canal bridge. No. 146. Early C19. Random bond brick. Single span. Central cambered arch with curved retaining walls to either side terminating in brick piers of square section. Ashlar band and coping above the parapet which has a rectangular ashlar block above the centre of the arch." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

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: Roughwood Lane

Location:
Hassall Green, Cheshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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