Bridge 20 Over The Caldon Canal - Norton Green, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 03.550 W 002° 09.033
30U E 556927 N 5879189
Quick Description: This brick single arch bridge is an accommodation bridge over the canal and is known as Engine Locks Bridge.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/2/2019 2:39:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM11JQH
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

As the bridge's name implies this bridge is next to Engine Lock. It is an accommodation brisge for a nearby farm.

The bridge has an original inscribed stone bridge number in the parapet.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm Vehicles and animals

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


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

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

Location:
Norton Green, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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