Bridge 37 Over The Caldon Canal - Hollinhurst, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 04.833 W 002° 04.500
30U E 561960 N 5881631
Quick Description: This brick single arch bridge was built as an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm and known as Hazelhurst Lock Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/16/2019 12:44:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM11FVN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Caldon Canal
The Caldon Canal opened in 1779 to carry Peak District limestone, from the quarries at Cauldon Low, down to the Potteries and the industrial Midlands. A short branch was built 18 years later connceting the Caldon with the town of Leek. Another branch extended the navigation to Uttoxeter but this lasted only until 1845 when it was closed and replaced with a railway line.

Freight traffic deserted the Caldon shortly after the construction of a parallel railway line and the canal became virtually unnavigable by the 1960s. Enthusiasts were justifiably vocal in clamouring for its restoration and it was brought back into use in 1974.

The Uttoxeter Branch still lies derelict but work has recently started on rebuilding the very first lock. Similarly, the final mile of the Leek Branch is no longer navigable, but plans are now being hatched to restore navigation across a surviving aqueduct further towards the town." link

The bridge is close to lock number 12. These days the bridge also provides access to permanent moorings for leisure boat users.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, farm vehicles and farm animals

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Caldon Canal

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Unnamed track

Hollinhurst, Staffordshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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