Bridge 9 Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal - Leek, Staffordshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 05.489 W 002° 01.894
30U E 564853 N 5882885
Quick Description: This accommodation bridge is a located on the Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal, near Leek.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/19/2018 6:33:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMZCDZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 1

Long Description:
This bridge is an accommodation bridge for Wall Grange Farm. It is built of stone and is the ninth bridge from the Hazelhurst Junction on the Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal.

The bridge is a Grade II Listed Building in near Leek, Staffordshire. Source: (visit link)
The description given is as follows;
'Bridge over canal. 1801. John Rennie, engineer. Coursed and
squared red sandstone. Elliptical arch with string course
below plain parapet with terminal piers.'

The canal divides at the junction with the main line Caldon Canal descending through three locks in an easterly direction toward Cheddleton and on to Frogall, while the Leek Branch continues along the contour to cross the main line on the single-arched Hazelhurst Aqueduct.

The Leek Branch was opened in 1802 and was built both to extend navigation to the town of Leek and to improve water supplies to the main line of the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Caldon Canal being owned by the Trent & Mersey Canal Company.
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What type of traffic does this bridge support?: farm vehicles

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal


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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Access for pedestrians and farm vehicles from Wall Grange Farm

Location:
Leek, Staffordshire, UK


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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