Bridge 151 Over Trent & Mersey Canal - Malkins Bank, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 07.745 W 002° 21.359
30U E 543091 N 5886824
Quick Description: This twin arch brick built bridge is a raod bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/20/2017 9:02:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMW7J9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

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 stands in front of lock 63. The lock was originally a single chamber lock and the bridge a single arch bridge. However when the number of boats using the canal increased, a second chamber was added to the lock and a second arch to extend the bridge.

The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Canal road bridge. South span circa 1772-75 by James Brindley/Hugh Henshall, with north span added circa early 1830's when lock No. 48 was duplicated, probably by Thomas Telford. Brick and brindled brick with stone coping and dressings. Towpath to south span. Integral with adjoining pair of locks. Segmental headed arch to south span and elliptical headed arch to north span. Swept wings terminating in piers with the exception of north west wing which terminates in stone quoins. Stone quoins to springing point of south arch (west towpath side has been rebuilt in brick and engineering brick at comer of jamb). Stone quoins and voussoirs to north arch. Stone plaques at crowns of both arches on both sides. Stone string course above crown of north span. Cast iron guard plate to towpath side jamb of north arch. The Trent and Mersey Canal was built between 1766 and 1777 by James Brindley and Hugh Henshall, with subsequent alterations. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands (1966) Jean Lindsay, The Trent and Mersey Canal (1979)" link
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 minor road

Location:
Malkins Bank, Cheshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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