Keadby Swing Bridge - Keadby, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 35.562 W 000° 44.463
30U E 649503 N 5940579
Quick Description: This swing bridge is the easternmost bridge on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal just before the canal connects to the River Trent.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/25/2017 4:25:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMVTRA
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.

Keadby Swing Bridge
The bridge carries the B1392 across the canal immediately next to a lock between the canal and the River Trent.

There is a control tower that is used to operate both the bridge and the lock.
Bridge Type: Swing Bridge

Pedestrian Traffic: yes

Bicycle Traffic: yes

Vehicular Traffic: yes

Railway Traffic: no

Built: Not listed

Span: Not listed

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