Bridge 31 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Gnosall, UK
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N 52° 46.083 W 002° 15.233
30U E 550339 N 5846730
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge is an accommodation bridge for a nearby farm over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Cowley Double Road Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/8/2018 8:57:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMYXX0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

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. c1830-33. Telford design. Stone, with stone band and copings. Single elliptical arch with voussiors. Slightly cambered. solid parapet and piers. 2 iron fenders. Brick towpath coping." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Farm Vehicles and animals

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


Date constructed: 1833

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

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

Location:
Gnosall, Staffordshire


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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