SK0048 : Caldon Canal, Podmore Bridge (Bridge#50B)

taken 1 year ago, near to Kingsley, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Caldon Canal, Podmore Bridge (Bridge#50B)
Caldon Canal, Podmore Bridge (Bridge#50B)
Seen here from the Churnet Valley Railway,Podmore Bridge (also known as London Bridge) used to carry a tramway across the both the railway and the Caldon canal (for whom it is numbered 50B).
The Caldon Canal
The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal was created, and opened in 1779, specifically as a transport facility for the limestone quarries at Cauldon, near Froghall. In 1797 a secondary branch was built from Hazlehurst Locks to Leek. By 1811 a further extension from Froghall led to Uttoxeter, a further 13 miles, but only lasted until 1845. By 1849 a railway had been built, some of the track using the former canal bed.

Due mainly to railways taking most of the trade, the canal became little used and almost unnavigable by the early 1960s.

The canal was reopened in 1974 following enormous amounts of work instigated by the Caldon Canal Society, its volunteers, and the British Waterways Board. The current seventeen miles from Etruria to Froghall are a particularly attractive canal for cruising, despite the seventeen locks ... well that isn't too many, is it? ;-)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Caldon Canal 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 001 486 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.1239N 1:59.9618W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 001 486
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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