Royal Oak Swing Bridge :: Shared Description
Macclesfield Canal Royal Oak swing bridge no.49 was one of 13 originally built across the canal mostly for farmers and this bridge was the only one to carry a public highway. The deck was replaced in 1973 by R.J. Russell & Co. Ltd at a cost of £13,461.00 from what appeared to be the original 145 year old deck. Modern traffic was too much for the bridge and it was upgraded in 1986 when the opportunity was taken to electro-hydraulic power operate the bridge. In 1988 Road Barriers were added. Again due to heavy traffic use it was fitted with a new deck, timber base with modern wearing surface, in January 2012.
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Created: Sat, 12 May 2012, Updated: Sat, 12 May 2012
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