SJ6150 : Greenfield Bridge west of Ravensmoor in Cheshire

taken 3 years ago, near to Ravensmoor, Cheshire, Great Britain

Greenfield Bridge west of Ravensmoor in Cheshire
Greenfield Bridge west of Ravensmoor in Cheshire
Greenfield Bridge (No 13) is an accommodation Bridge which also carries a public footpath which crosses adjacent fields.

The Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal starts by the River Dee at Llantysilio and leads to the main line at Hurleston Junction, a distance of 46 miles, with twenty-one locks. Water is supplied from the River Dee to the canal, and on to Hurleston Reservoir, a source of domestic water supplies. This results in a noticeable flow of water from west to east; unusual in a canal.

The Llangollen Canal was started in 1795, but not completed for many years. It was eventually absorbed by the Shropshire Union Company in 1846.
Accommodation Bridges
When the canals (or railways) were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, they were often routed in such a way that farmers and other landowners had their land bisected, so bridges had to be provided to allow access to fields on both sides of the canal. These bridges are frequently referred to as accommodation bridges, and however solid and well constructed, often don't lead anywhere except from one field to another.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 August, 2017
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6100 5052 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:3.0305N 2:34.9949W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6101 5049
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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