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Bridge 46 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Knighton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 50.363 W 002° 22.761
30U E 541805 N 5854583
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge is an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Knighton Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/3/2018 3:05:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMYWXD
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.
"Accommodation bridge, skew built. 1829-32. Telford design. Stone, with band copings. Single elliptical arch, solid parapet and piers. 2 iron rope fenders." 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

Location:
Knighton, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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