Bridge 94 Over The Macclesfield Canal - Hall Green, UK
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N 53° 06.041 W 002° 15.094
30U E 550110 N 5883733
Quick Description: This bridge known as Moss Lane Bridge and carries Moss Lane over the Macclesfield Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/25/2016 2:50:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMR0YQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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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 on the short stretch between Hall Green Stop Lock and the junction with the main line of the Trent and Mersey canal at Harding's Wood Junction.

It is a brick bridge built by The Trent and Mersey Canal engineers and has a high horseshoe arch. It is of a very different style to the majority of stone bridges with low arches on the main line of the Macclesfield Canal.
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: 1828

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Moss Lane

Hall Green, Cheshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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