Bridge 59 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Tyrley, UK
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N 52° 53.212 W 002° 27.479
30U E 536469 N 5859822
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) was built as an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm. It is known as Tyrley Farm Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/27/2018 8:23:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMYVB0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
The bridge is a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.

"Canal bridge. C.1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers. Coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings. Wide elliptical arch with voussoirs; coped parapet and flat string course. Cast iron posts on towpath side with grooves for holding ropes, formerly used on narrow boats. This stretch of canal formerly formed part of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (Act passed 1826, opened 1835), which was absorbed by the Ellesmere and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. V.C.H. II (1967), p.295; Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1966), Pp.183-9. " link

The bridge is just in front of a deep sandstone cutting and next to the bridge is an unusual warning sign for a canal.
Canal and River Trust

Danger Falling Rocks
For your safety do not exceed speed 2mph
Keep to towpath, beware of unstable slopes to cutting
Diversions from footpath strictly forbidden
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm Vehicles

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

Date constructed: 1830

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

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

Tyrley, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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