Bridge 86 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Hack Green, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 01.897 W 002° 32.187
30U E 531085 N 5875888
Quick Description: This bridge was built as an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/17/2018 4:56:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMY45G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

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.
"Accommodation bridge, circa 1826 (consultant T.Telford). Blue bricks, in English Bond, and stonework. One-brick deep elliptical arch and projecting stone band at track level. Cast iron rubbing posts to angles, blue paving and concrete edge kerbs to tow path. Splayed approach walls, rounded parapet coping and 4-way rounded caps to end piers." link

This bridge stands next to Hack Green Top Lock. Bridges are often built close to locks as the canal is at its narrowest at these points.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm vehicles

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line)


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

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

Location:
Hack Green, Cheshire East


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. If the bridge location prevents you from taking a safe photograph, then please do not stop to take the photo. Safety is more important.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Arch Bridges
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.