Meaford Power Station Bridge - Meaford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 55.833 W 002° 09.917
30U E 556107 N 5864871
Quick Description: This single span brick bridge carries a farm track over the Trent & Mersey Canal and is bridge 101.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/31/2019 4:05:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM10A8V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

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 was built as an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm.

It takes its name from a power station that used to stand next to the canal here, however it was demolished in 1996. Plans have been submitted to build a new gas powered station.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm vehicles

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

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

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

Stone, Staffordshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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