Stone Bridge 64 Over The Macclesfield Canal - Congleton, UK
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N 53° 10.886 W 002° 10.758
30U E 554845 N 5892768
Quick Description: This single arch bridge known as Pearson Bridge was erected when the canal was built in 1827 and is an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/22/2016 7:53:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMR07E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 5

Long Description:

The Macclesfield Canal
The Macclesfield Canal was one of the last narrow canals to be built, indeed, it was very nearly built as a railway! A variety of ideas were proposed and the present canal was approved by Act of Parliament in April 1826. The route of the canal was surveyed by Thomas Telford and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of £320,000.

The route takes the canal from Marple Junction with the Peak Forest Canal in the north 26¼ miles to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove passing along the side of the most westerly Pennine hills through High Lane, Higher Poynton, Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton, all in Cheshire, and Kidsgrove in Staffordshire in the south. Nowadays we normally regard the last 1½ miles to Harding's Wood Junction with the Trent & Mersey Canal as a part of the Macclesfield Canal although it was built as a branch of the T&MC. link

The Bridge
This bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building link with the following text "Accomodation bridge. c1827. William Crosley engineer. Coursed sandstone blocks with ashlar dressings. Horseshoe arch with eliptical head, with voussoirs and prominent keystone that rises to a chamfered band below the parapet. Battered walls terminate in squared piers: coping to parapet. Wooden stop plank structure associated with bridge (C20). NB One in a series of fine bridges (and milestones) that survive on the Macclesfield Canal."
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm vehicles and animals

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


Date constructed: 1827

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

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

Location:
Congleton, Cheshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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