Post Bridge 28 - Endon, Staffordshire, England, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.335 W 002° 06.436
30U E 559810 N 5880680
Quick Description: Bridge No 28 is also known as Post Bridge and is located on the Caldon Canal at Post Lane, Endon.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/11/2017 10:10:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMWTEY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 6

Long Description:
Post Bridge No 28, is a brick built arch road bridge that carries a minor road, Post Lane across the Caldon Canal. There is a pedestrian footbridge along side it. The black and white railings of the foot bridge can be seen on one of the photographs. The number 28 refers to it being the 28th bridge from the junction of the Trent and Mersey Canal. (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.
In 1797 a secondary branch was built from Hazlehurst Locks to Leek. By 1811 a further extension from Froghall led to Uttoxeter, a further 13 miles, but only lasted until 1845. By 1849 a railway had been built, some of the track using the former canal bed. (visit link)
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes

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


Date constructed: 1779

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Post Lane

Location:
Endon, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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