Smith's Bridge 32 - Endon, Staffordshire, England, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.852 W 002° 05.833
30U E 560472 N 5881647
Quick Description: Bridge No 32 is also known as Smith's Bridge and is located on the Caldon Canal near Park Lane, Endon.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/11/2017 3:54:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMWTCA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Smith's Bridge No 32, is a stone, arch farmers accommodation bridge located on the Caldon Canal. The number 32 refers to it being the 32rd bridge from the junction of the Trent and Mersey Canal. (visit link)

The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal 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.
In 1797 a secondary branch was built from Hazlehurst Locks to Leek. By 1811 a further extension from Froghall led to Uttoxeter, a further 13 miles, but only lasted until 1845. By 1849 a railway had been built, some of the track using the former canal bed. (visit link)
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: farm vehicles

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


Date constructed: 1779

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Accommodation bridge for farmland

Location:
Endon, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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