Bridge 15 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Brewood, UK
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N 52° 41.150 W 002° 11.047
30U E 555149 N 5837635
Quick Description: This single arch brick bridge carries Shutt Green Lane over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Skew Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/12/2018 1:05:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMYYRJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

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.
"Road bridge over canal, c1830. Engineer Thomas Telford. Brick with single toothed arch. Skew to canal. Band to plain parapet." 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: Shutt Green Lane

Location:
Brewood, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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