SP8442 : Grand Union Canal: Bridge Number 76A

taken 4 years ago, near to Great Linford, Milton Keynes, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal: Bridge Number 76A
Grand Union Canal: Bridge Number 76A
Bridge Number 76A was built by the London & North Western Railway in 1867 on the route of their branch line from Wolverton to Newport Pagnell. The railway was a victim of Dr Beeching and closed to passenger traffic in 1964 and to goods trains in 1967 after 100 years of service. Old Ordnance Survey maps show that there was a railway milepost at the right end of the bridge here inscribed Newport Pagnell 2.

The bridge has been retained to carry a footpath over the canal, and this now forms a section of the long distance Midshires Way.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8473 4226 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.3341N 0:45.9128W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8476 4227
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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