Bridge 100 Over Shropshire Union Canal (Main Line) - Barbridge, UK
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N 53° 06.323 W 002° 34.467
30U E 528489 N 5884078
Quick Description: This single arch brick built bridge carries Stokehall Lane over the Nantwich to Bunbury section of the Main Line of the Shropshire Union Canal and is known as Bremilows Bridge.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/17/2017 1:18:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMX2GE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:

The Canal
Before canals became popular in the UK there was a port on the River Dee at Chester.

After the Trent and Mersy Canal was built a loat of boat traffic diverted to the canal and Chester was worried about losing all its trade and so proposed a canal from the River Dee to connect to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Middlewich with a branch to Nantwich. However the Trent and Mersey Canal were unco-operative about a junction at Middlewich, and so the route to Nantwich was opened in 1779.

The branch to Middlewich was finally completed in 1833 and this bridge is the nearest bridge to the junction on its western side. Subsequently a number of canals were merged to form the Shroshire Union Canal.

The Bridge
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.

"Public road bridge over the Chester Line of the Shropshire Union Canal. Circa 1779 (consultant T.Telford). Engineering bricks in English Bond. Segmental arch with splayed-out abutments and projecting brick carriageway band. Stone edging to canal tow path and approaches to the arch. Humped carriageway. Splayed out approach parapets with square edged sandstone copings." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Nantwich to Bunbury section of the Chester Canal section of the Shropshire Union Canal (Mainline).

Date constructed: 1779

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Stokehall Lane

Barbridge, Cheshire East

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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