Stafford Road Bridge Over Stafford To Newport Greenway - Haughton, UK
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N 52° 47.228 W 002° 12.908
30U E 552930 N 5848879
Quick Description: This triple arch brick bridge was built to carry Stafford Road over the Stafford to Shrewsbury Railway Line which is now a rails to trails route.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/6/2018 9:23:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ3TM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Railway Line
the Stafford to Shrewsbury Rilway Line ran via Newport and Wellington, totalled just under 30 miles in length. It was constructed by the Shropshire Union Company and was one of the few railways in England to be built by a canal company.

The line opened on 1 June 1849 and passenger services on the Stafford to Wellington section ended on 7 September 1964. Goods services ceased between Stafford and Newport on 1 August 1966.

Stafford to Newport Greenway
The railway line between Newport and Stafford has been converted to a 8.6 mile cycle and walking route. If forms part of the longer Way for the Millennium formed by Staffordshire County Council.

It also forms part of National Cycle Route 55 that connects Wigan to Ironbridge.

The Bridge
The bridge made of brick has a triple arch and carries Stafford Road over the greenway, which passes through the middle arch.

The bridge is a skew bridge carrying the road at an angle over the greenway.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Stafford to Newport Greenway 'rails to trails' route.

Date constructed: 1849

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Stafford Road (A518)

Haughton, Staffordshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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