Bridge 21 Over The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line) - Wheaton Aston, UK
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N 52° 43.812 W 002° 13.622
30U E 552195 N 5842538
Quick Description: This single arch brick 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 Shushions Bridge.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/12/2018 9:11:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMYYP9
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. Partly washed brick, with stone band copings. Single elliptical arch. Slightly cambered, solid parapet and piers. Oval iron number- plate on south side. 2 iron rope fenders. Adjoining to north a single wooden stop gate, in a brick recess with stone coping." 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: 1833

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

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

Wheaton Aston, Shropshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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