Bridge 8 Over Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line) - Swanley, UK
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N 53° 04.117 W 002° 34.346
30U E 528648 N 5879988
Quick Description: This single arch brick built bridge carries Springe Lane over the Langollen Canal Mainline section of the Shropshire Union Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/30/2018 2:49:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMY129
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:

The Canal
The Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line) is a narrow canal and is part of the Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal). It runs for 46 miles through 21 locks from Llantisilio - Horseshoe Falls (which is a dead end) to Hurleston Junction (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Nantwich to Bunbury)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 6 inches. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 11 inches. link

The Bridge
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Public road bridge over the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, circa 1793. Engineering bricks with added surface treatment. Splayed out abutments. Semi-circular arch and one brick deep projecting carriageway level ring. Stone and concrete replacement edging to the canal, under the arch, but no paving. Splayed parapet approach walls and humped carriageway and parapet. Rounded stone parapet copings and rounded return ends to pier caps." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Langollen Canal Mainline section of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Date constructed: 1793

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Springe Lane

Swanley, Cheshire East

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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