Bridge 66 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Spoonley, UK
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N 52° 55.971 W 002° 29.547
30U E 534114 N 5864920
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) is an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm. It is known as Bettonwood Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/23/2018 10:03:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMYTJP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.

"Canal Bridge. C.1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers. Dressed red/grey sandstone with tooled dressings. Elliptical arch with voussoirs and flush keystone. Hump-backed shape with chamfered string course and parapet with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved abutments. Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves caused by rope haulage. C20 oval metal number plate to south. This stretch of the canal was built as part of the Birmingham and liverpool Junction Canal (Act passed 1826, opened 1835) which was absorbed by the Ellesmere and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands, pp. 183-9." link
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)

Date constructed: 1830

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

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

Spoonle, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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