Bridge 91 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Nantwich, UK
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N 53° 03.653 W 002° 32.209
30U E 531040 N 5879143
Quick Description: This single arch bridge carries Marsh Lane over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line).
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/6/2018 2:20:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMY2BD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Canal
Before canals became popular in the UK there was a port on the River Dee at Chester.

After the Trent and Mersy Canal was built a loat of boat traffic diverted to the canal and Chester was worried about losing all its trade and so proposed a canal from the River Dee to connect to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Middlewich with a branch to Nantwich.

After the canal was built to Nantwich the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal was built to connect Nantwich to Authley near Wolverhampton. Eventually these canals and a number of others merged to form the Shropshire Union Canal.

The Bridge
This bridge marks the northern end of the The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line).

The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Public road bridge over the main line of the Shropshire Union Canal, circa 1826 (consultant T.Telford). Blue bricks and stonework. Wide elliptical skew arch on stone base and metre high level brick abutments. Cast-iron rubbing posts to angles of arch and paved tow-path beneath bridge. One-brick-deep outer face to arch and projecting stone carriageway band. Splayed parapet approach walls of blue bricks and almost level parapet with rounded top and four-way rounded end-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 Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line)

Date constructed: 1826

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Marsh Lane

Nantwich, Cheshire East

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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