SJ8154 : Bridge over the Merelake Way

taken 4 years ago, near to Talke, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Bridge over the Merelake Way
Bridge over the Merelake Way
A remarkably imposing bridge to carry little more than a footpath (presumably formerly a farm track). Nothing appears to have changed since Steve Lewin's photograph ten years ago SJ8154 : Footbridge over Merelake Way . Signs on the inner wall of each bridge support forbid climbing and abseiling.
Merelake Way
The Merelake Way is an approximately 1 mile / 1.5 kms long trail for walkers, located on the southern edge of Alsager. It follows the track bed of the former Alsager to Keele railway line, following a wooded cutting as it climbs uphill towards the Staffordshire border at Merelake.

See also The Audley branch railway Link .
The Audley branch railway
The 'Audley branch', between Alsager Junction and Keele, closed to passenger traffic in April 1931, and to all traffic in January 1963. The section between Alsager and Merelake has been designated the 'Merelake Way', and is managed by Cheshire East Council. The stretch between Bignall End and Halmer End is a popular walking and dog-exercising route, and is always referred to locally as 'the lines'.

An account of the line's history is at LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
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Public Footpath (from Tags)
Alsager FP 30 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8125 5403 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.9894N 2:16.8824W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 81245 54065
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Bridge Over Dismantled Railway  Footpath  Former Railway Trackbed  Trail 

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