Bridge 83 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Coole Pilate, UK
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N 53° 00.898 W 002° 31.553
30U E 531807 N 5874041
Quick Description: This single arch bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) is an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm and is known as Austins Bridge.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/18/2018 6:35:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMYHTR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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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.

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 made of blue bricks in English Bond style. It has an elliptical arch with projecting stone carriageway band. The arch of the bridge is protected by cast iron angle rubbing posts which have grooves cut by towing ropes. The canal side has concrete edge kerbs and red tow-path paving.

There is also a public footpath that passes over the bridge and has steps down to the canal.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm Vehicles, animals and pedestrians

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

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Unnamed farm track

Coole Pilate, Cheshire East

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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