Bridge 24 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Little Onn, UK
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N 52° 44.550 W 002° 14.117
30U E 551625 N 5843900
Quick Description: This single arch brick bridge carries Little Onn Road over the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) and is known as Little Onn Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/8/2018 12:00:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMYXXZ
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 a Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Accommodation bridge. c1830-33. Telford design. Brick, with stone band and brick and stone copings. Single elliptical arch. Slightly cambered solid parapet and piers. Oval iron number- plate on south side. 2 iron rope fenders. Stone and brick towpath coping." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

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: Little Onn Road

Little Onn, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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