SJ7721 : Bridge on the lane near Sutton

taken 6 years ago, near to Sutton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Bridge on the lane near Sutton
Bridge on the lane near Sutton
The bridge still carries Guild Lane over the now filled-in Shrewsbury and Newport branch of the Shropshire Union canal. This ran from Norbury Junction, through Newport, and connected with pre-existing canals that ran to Shrewsbury and to the coalfields of the area where much of Telford now lies. It opened in 1835, and closed in the 1940s when rail competition won out. The fact that the canal by then was owned by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway company may have been a factor in this.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 20 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Former (from Tags)
Canal Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7737 2177 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.5810N 2:20.2221W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 77407 21756
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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