SJ9330 : Long Meadow Bridge near Burston, Staffordshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Burston, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Long Meadow Bridge near Burston, Staffordshire
Long Meadow Bridge near Burston, Staffordshire
Bridge No 87 is an accommodation bridge between pastures by the River Trent (off to the right) and the railway (off to the left). No public route crosses the canal here.
Accommodation Bridges
When the canals (or railways) were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, they were often routed in such a way that farmers and other landowners had their land bisected, so bridges had to be provided to allow access to fields on both sides of the canal. These bridges are frequently referred to as accommodation bridges, and however solid and well constructed, often don't lead anywhere except from one field to another.
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SJ9330, 61 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 930 304 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.3001N 2:6.2416W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 930 305
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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