Snapes Aqueduct On Trent & Mersey Canal - Church Lawton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 06.318 W 002° 17.108
30U E 547858 N 5884223
Quick Description: This small single arch brick built bridge carries the Trent & Mersey Canal over Old Knutsford Road.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/21/2017 7:39:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMW7R2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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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
At the time the canal was built the road under the canal was a major road. However the bridge is only wide enough for single file traffic and has a height restriction of 12 feet 6 inches.

The road has therefore been bypassed and the new road named Knutsford Road (A50) crosses over the canal nearby to the west on bridge 138
Height of bridge: 12 feet 6 inches

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Old Knutsford Road

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Trent & Mersey Canal

Church Lawton, UK

Length of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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