Bridge 50 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Soudley, UK
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N 52° 50.654 W 002° 24.708
30U E 539616 N 5855105
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) is an accommodation bridge for nearby farms and is known as Soudley Bridge
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/29/2018 12:45:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMYVT7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

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

"Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers. Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical arch with voussoirs and flush keystone. Decidedly humped-back shape with flat string course and parapet with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved abutments. Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves caused by rope-haulage. This stretch of canal was built as 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. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands, pp. 183-9, Thomas Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A portrait of the Shropshire Union Canal." link
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

Soudley, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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