SJ9528 : Salt Bridge, No.82, Trent and Mersey Canal

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

Salt Bridge, No.82, Trent and Mersey Canal
Salt Bridge, No.82, Trent and Mersey Canal
Probably incorporating the original bridge from when the canal was constructed in the 1770s, but raised and widened when the adjacent railway (now the West Coast Main Line) was built in 1849, requiring the road to pass at a higher level. Listed Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 93·5 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
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SJ9528, 47 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  Canals 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over Canal  Brick Arch 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century  1770s  Mid 19th Century 
Canal (from Tags)
Trent and Mersey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9589 2813 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.0392N 2:3.7484W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9591 2811
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Grade II Listed 

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