Stone Bridge 54 On The Macclesfield Canal - North Rode, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 11.977 W 002° 08.598
30U E 557227 N 5894819
Quick Description: The Macclesfield canal runs for 25 miles and 3¾ furlongs through 13 locks from Hall Green at the junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal to Marple at the junction with the Peak Forest Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/27/2015 8:51:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ14R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 3

Long Description:

The Canal
The Macclesfield Canal is a canal in east Cheshire, England, one of the six that make up the Cheshire Ring.

It was the last narrow canal to be built and was built to serve the mills, mines and quarries of the Marple, Poynton, Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton areas as well as to provide a link from Manchester to the Potteries and Midlands. It was completed in 1831 and reduced the distance between Manchester and the Midlands by around 25 miles.

The Bridge
This stone single arch bridge carries a road over the canal and is built across the tail of lock number 1.

Bridges are often built across locks because the canal is at its narrowest making the bridge easier and cheaper to build.

It a Historic England Grade II listed building with the following description "Road bridge over canal, 1831, William Crosley engineer. Of reddish-buff ashlar gritstone with horseshoe elliptical arch, battered abutments curved in plan with square end-piers, plain band at road level and stone parapets with plain copings."
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians

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

Date constructed: 1831

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Bullgate Lane

North Rode, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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