Oakmeadowford Bridge 48, Caldon Canal - Basford Green, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
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N 53° 02.928 W 002° 01.080
30U E 565827 N 5878149
Quick Description: Oakmeadowford Bridge No 48 is located on the Caldon Canal at Basford Green near Consall Forge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/28/2017 9:31:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMW1T1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Oakmeadowford Bridge No 48 is located near to Consall Forge where the Caldon Canal merges with the River Churnet.

It is brick built bridge situated next to Lock 16 and allows pedestrians using the tow path to cross over the canal.There is a red indicator on the bridge that shows if the river is safe to travel on and there is a winding hole at the bridge if things look a little rough.

The Caldon Canal is 17 miles (27 km) long, has 17 locks, 3 operational lift-bridges and one tunnel and runs from Etruria in central Stoke-on-Trent to Froghall in Staffordshire.
The Caldon Canal is a branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal and was built between Etruria and Froghall in 1776 at a cost of £23,560 and opened in 1779. It was built specifically to carry limestone from the quarries at Cauldon Low, near Froghall to Stoke-on-Trent.
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What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Caldon Canal

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Tow path for pedestrians to cross the Caldon Canal where it joins the River Churnet

Churnet Valley near Consall Forge, Staffordshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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dtrebilc visited Oakmeadowford Bridge 48, Caldon Canal - Basford Green, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. 10/22/2019 dtrebilc visited it