SP3278 : Former canal bridge near Meadow Street

taken 10 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Former canal bridge near Meadow Street
Former canal bridge near Meadow Street
The lettering on the left of the arch reads 'Horseley Iron Works', the firm in Tipton which made several bridges like this for the Oxford canal. It was installed here as a footbridge over the river Sherbourne in the early 1970s after being removed from near Sowe Common (SP3782) during construction work for the M6, which at that point runs very close by the canal. The bridges were originally installed over redundant loops on the Oxford canal when it was straightened during the 19th century. Other examples can be seen at Braunston: LinkExternal link Newbold on Avon : LinkExternal link and Cathiron: LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link

A 1974 view: LinkExternal link

A scheduled monument (ID 1005883)
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 February, 2009
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Housing, Dwellings  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Former (from Tags)
Canal Bridge 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3269 7883 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.3904N 1:31.2536W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3273 7883
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Cast Iron  Vignoles Bridge  Scheduled Monument 

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