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Bridge 47 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Knighton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 50.466 W 002° 23.099
30U E 541425 N 5854771
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge is an accommodation bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Black Flat Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/31/2018 10:39:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMYW34
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
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.

"Accommodation bridge. 1829-32. Telford design. Stone, with band and copings. Single elliptical arch with voussiors. Slightly cambered solid parapet, and piers. 2 iron rope fenders" link

At the time of the creation of this waymark one side of the bridge was undergoing repair.
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

Knighton, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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