SJ3234 : New Marton Bridge south of St Martin's, Shropshire

taken 2 years ago, near to New Marton, Shropshire, Great Britain

New Marton Bridge south of St Martin's, Shropshire
New Marton Bridge south of St Martin's, Shropshire
Bridge No 12W across the Llangollen Canal is a roving bridge which carries the towpath from one side of the canal to the other. The Shropshire way long distance path makes use of the towath. LinkExternal link

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Navigating west along the Llangollen Canal, bridges are numbered from No 1 near Hurleston Junction through to No 70 at Frankton Junction. Then numbering restarts at No 1 from Frankton Junction, while the sequence from No 71 onwards continues south along the Montgomery Canal.
In recent years, those west of Frankton have been given a W suffix to their number, so Rowson's Bridge No 1W is the same bridge as No 70!

Rob Farrow writes:
Llangollen Canal
The Llangollen canal is an arm of the Shropshire Union canal that runs from Hurleston Junction to Llangollen with a wide variety of scenery along its course. Its total length is 46 miles, but the last 1 miles from Llangollen to Llantisilio is unnavigable by any boats over about 10' length.
The canal's vital statistics for craft are:
Length 72 '
Beam 6'10"
Headroom 7'
Draught 2'3" (Hurleston to Pontcysyllte) 2' (P. to Llangollen)
These are the maximum dimensions for any craft, based on the minimum dimensions of locks & bridges.
There are a total of 21 locks on the canal, but only two between Llangollen and Whitchurch (a distance of about 31 miles). One of the most notable things about the canal is the strong flow especially in the "narrows" near Llangollen and in the tunnels near Chirk. About 12 million gallons of water passes down this canal from the River Dee to the Shropshire Union every day.
The most famous feature of this canal is the superb feat of engineering that is the 200-year-old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rising 126' above the River Dee and running for over 335 yds - for more information on this see the numerous photos for squares SJ2742 and SJ2741
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
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Paths  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3283 3487 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.4227N 3:0.0105W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3284 3483
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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