Bridge 45 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Knighton, UK
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N 52° 50.332 W 002° 22.664
30U E 541916 N 5854526
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carries Pulestone Road over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Newport Road Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/3/2018 2:44:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMYWX8
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 ABridge
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Road bridge canal. c1829-32. Telford design. Stone, with stone band and copings. Single elliptical arch with voussiors. Solid parapet and piers. 2 iron rope fenders. Service pipe attached to south side. Adjoining to north a single modern stop gate in a stone recess." 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: Pulestone Road

Knighton, Staffordshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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