Bridge 92 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Nantwich, UK
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N 53° 04.347 W 002° 32.386
30U E 530834 N 5880429
Quick Description: This single arch bridge carries the tow path over the northern end of The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) into a canal basin where boats can be moored.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/5/2018 3:35:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMY276
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

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.

After the canal was built to Nantwich the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal was built to connect Nantwich to Authley near Wolverhampton. Eventually these canals and a number of others merged to form the Shropshire Union Canal.

The Bridge
This bridge marks the northern end of the The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line).

The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Tow path roving bridge to Basin End, circa 1826 (consultant T.Telford). Engineering bricks in English Bond with added thin protective coating. Elliptical skew arch, on one metre high abutments. Flush stone dressed arch quoins and projecting carriageway bands. Stone edgings to canal. Cast iron rubbing posts to angles of arch. Blue brick paving with raised courses to tow path beneath bridge. Humped bridge with splayed approach walls, rounded stone parapet copings and 4-way rounded pier caps." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line)


Date constructed: 1826

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Canal towpath

Location:
Nantwich, Cheshire East


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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