Bridge 90 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Nantwich, UK
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N 53° 03.489 W 002° 32.319
30U E 530919 N 5878839
Quick Description: This single arch bridge carries Green Lane over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and was built as an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/14/2018 3:00:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMY3PQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

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
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Accommodation bridge over the main line of the Shropshire Union Canal, circa 1826 (consultant T.Telford). Blue brick in English Bond and stonework. Elliptical skew arch on stone base and metre high level brick abutments. One-brick-deep outer face to arch and projecting stone carriageway band. Cast-iron rubbing posts to angles and paved tow path. Humped bridge with splayed approach walls, rounded stone parapet coping and 4-way rounded end-pier caps." link

A public footpath also crosses the bridge and connects Marsh lane and Baddington Lane
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: motor vehicles and pedestrians

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: Green Lane

Nantwich, Cheshire East

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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