SJ9922 : Iron bridge (No 72A) at Great Haywood, Staffordshire

taken 8 years ago, near to Great Haywood, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Iron bridge (No 72A) at Great Haywood, Staffordshire
Iron bridge (No 72A) at Great Haywood, Staffordshire
Trent and Mersey Canal. As it was built after the canal, it did not receive an original bridge number.

Nicholson's Waterways Guide tells us that the bridge was built so that the Anson family at Shugborough Hall would not have to walk across the Essex Bridge (too narrow for horse and carriage) on a Sunday to go to church. Poor things! That means there was also a connecting bridge (which has disappeared) across the River Trent. Close attention to the Google Maps satellite image just about reveals the course of this route from the house.

The guide also states that the bridge now leads nowhere, but there is actually a footpath all the way up to Great Haywood village Main Street.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 February, 2010
Category
Canal bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 996 224 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.9706N 2:0.4024W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 996 224
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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