Bridge 60 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Market Drayton, UK
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N 52° 53.337 W 002° 27.699
30U E 536221 N 5860052
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carries Tyrley Road over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Tyrley Road Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/25/2018 4:51:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMYTY9
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. Coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings. Wide elliptical hump-backed arch with voussoirs; coped parapet and string course. Cast iron posts on towpath side with grooves for holding ropes, formerly used on narrow boats. This stretch of canal formerly formed 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. The bridge, with its painted voussoirs and string course, forms a picturesque group with the first (southernmost) of Tyrley Locks (not included) and the buildings on Tyrley Wharf (q.v.). V.C.H. II, (1967), p.295; Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1966), Pp.183-9." 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: 1830

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Tyrley Road

Market Drayton, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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