SJ9400 : Trapmakers Bridge - Wyrley & Essington Canal

taken 10 years ago, near to Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Trapmakers Bridge - Wyrley & Essington Canal
Trapmakers Bridge - Wyrley & Essington Canal
The new footbridge awaits its official opening next week. The 2M scheme is intended to link the King George V Park to the village centre and replaces the former Barn Bridge demolished in the late 1950s. SJ9400 : Wyrley & Essington Canal - Site of Barn Bridge shows the site in 2006.

This looks to be another example of an expensive 'landmark' structure. The ramp only gives access to a muddy towpath requiring a walk up to the next bridge to meet the High Street or behind the library. The concrete block under the column on the far bank did not appear on the artist's impression but appears to have been a compromise during construction.

The relatively isolated location of the structure will make the bridge prone to vandalism and graffiti. This was already apparent even before its opening.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 5 September, 2009
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Footbridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 944 002 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.0222N 2:4.9937W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 944 002
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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