Bridge 155 Over Trent & Mersey Canal - Wheelock, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 07.788 W 002° 22.845
30U E 541432 N 5886889
Quick Description: This single arch brick built bridge is an accommodation bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal for nearby farms.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/20/2017 7:10:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMW7HF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal was the UK's first long distance canal and as the name suggests was built to give a connection to the Rivers Trent and Mersey. (Access to the Mersey was actually via the Bridgewater Canal with some locks at Runcorn that no longer exist).

It opened in 1777 and is 93.5 miles (150.5 km) long and stretches from its connection with the Bridgewater Canal at Preston Brook to its connection with the River Trent at Derwent Mouth.

The Bridge
The bridge was originally built as an accommodation bridge. Since then a housing estate has been built on one side of the canal, and on the other side is a council owned soccer pitch.

The bridge now gives access to a small car park next to the soccer pitch.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Trent & Mersey Canal


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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Unnamed track

Location:
Wheelock, Cheshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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