Maud's Swing Bridge - Mooredges, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 36.094 W 000° 54.982
30U E 637873 N 5941212
Quick Description: This single track road bridge crosses the Stainforth and Keadby Canal.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/25/2017 3:58:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMVTR4
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.

Maud's Swing Bridge
There was a bridge here as early as 1880, but the current steel one was constructed in 1977. The bridge can be operated manually with a push arm, but there is also a control panel that can be used by boaters with the correct key. link
Bridge Type: Swing Bridge

Built: 1/1/1977

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

Span: Not listed

Bicycle Traffic: Not Listed

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