Bridge 58 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Woodseaves, UK
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N 52° 52.834 W 002° 27.416
30U E 536545 N 5859122
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carries Hollins Lane over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Hollings Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/27/2018 1:55:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMYVD0
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. Rough-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings; parapet re-built in late e C20 red brick. Narrow elliptical arch with voussoirs and imposts, flat string course; revetment walls to north and south with circular cast iron tie plates. 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 in the Woodseaves deep cutting and the supports for the bridge are very high.
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: Hollins Lane

Woodseaves, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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