Moores Swing Bridge - Thorne, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 36.144 W 000° 56.538
30U E 636155 N 5941254
Quick Description: This swing bridge carries Moor Road across the Stainforth and Keadby Canal.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/25/2017 3:30:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMVTQW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

The Stainforth and Keadby Canal
The Stainforth and Keadby Canal is a navigable canal in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England. It connects the River Don Navigation at Bramwith to the River Trent at Keadby, by way of Stainforth, Thorne and Ealand, near Crowle. It opened in 1802, passed into the control of the River Don Navigation in 1849, and within a year was controlled by the first of several railway companies. It became part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, an attempt to remove several canals from railway control, in 1895. There were plans to upgrade it to take larger barges and to improve the port facilities at Keadby, but the completion of the New Junction Canal in 1905 made this unnecessary, as Goole could easily be reached and was already a thriving port.

Moores Swing Bridge
This bridge carries the road linking Thorne and Hatfield Chase. The bridge is made of steel and there is a maker's plaque on the superstructure indicating it was made by John Butler & Co at Staningley near Leeds in 1895. This is the year that the canal It became part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.

It was originally manually operated but in 1977 was converted to electric operation. There is a control panel for use by boaters that lowers the road barriers and swings the bridge open. link
Bridge Type: Swing Bridge

Built: 1/1/1895

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

Span: Not listed

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