Bridge 30 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Church Eaton, UK
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N 52° 45.833 W 002° 15.133
30U E 550456 N 5846267
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 Castle Cutting Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/8/2018 9:13:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMYXX2
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. c 1830-33. Telford design. Stone, with stone band and copings. Tall dimensions, with single elliptical arch with voussiors. Solid parapet and piers. Abutments battered outwards towards base and slightly curved on plan. Oval iron number-plate on north side. 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: 1833

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

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

Location:
Church Eaton, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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