Glebe Street Bridge Over Trent & Mersey Canal - Stoke-On-Trent, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 00.350 W 002° 10.800
30U E 555022 N 5873233
Quick Description: This single span bridge carries Glebe Road over the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/3/2019 3:42:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM105RM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 7

Long Description:
"As its name implies, the Trent and Mersey canal (T & M) was built to link the River Trent at Derwent Mouth (in Derbyshire) to the River Mersey. The second connection is made via the Bridgewater Canal, which it joins at Preston Brook in Cheshire. Note that although mileposts measure the distance to Preston Brook and Shardlow, Derwent Mouth is a mile or so beyond Shardlow.

The plan of a canal connection from the Mersey to the Trent ("The Grand Trunk") came from canal engineer James Brindley. It was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1766 and the first sod was cut by Josiah Wedgwood in July that year at Brownhills, Burslem. In 1777, the canal was completed, including more than 70 locks and five tunnels, with the company headquarters in Stone." link

The bridge has been widened at some point to cater for modern traffic volumes, probably when the nearby dual carriage road, Queensway was built in 1977.

The original arch bridge is still visible below the widened deck.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Trent & Mersey Canal

Date constructed: 1777

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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