Bridge 85 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Hack Green, UK
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N 53° 01.747 W 002° 32.097
30U E 531188 N 5875611
Quick Description: This single arch bridge carries French Lane over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line).
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/17/2018 5:45:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMY45P
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
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 brick, in English Bond, and stonework. Elliptical arch and projecting stone carriageway level band. Cast-iron rubbing posts and red tow-path paving beneath bridge. Humped carriageway with curved approach walls. Rounded stone coping and four-way rounded caps to end piers." 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: French Lane

Location:
Hack Green, Cheshire East


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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