SJ6762 : Bridge 18, Middlewich Branch Canal

taken 4 months ago, near to Minshull Vernon, Cheshire, Great Britain

Bridge 18, Middlewich Branch Canal
Bridge 18, Middlewich Branch Canal
Many of the bridges on the Middlewich Branch have names but this does not appear to. It carries a track between Newfield Farm and Weaver Bank.
Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch
By act of 1827 the Chester Canal Middlewich Branch runs 10 miles with 3 locks from Barbridge Junction (Shropshire Union Main Line) to Wardle Lock, Middlewich, where it joins the Trent & Mersey Canal. The canal became part of the Shropshire Union system in 1846 that was taken over by the London and North Western Railway within a year. The Trent and Mersey insisted that there should be no direct connection at Middlewich, and instead built the short Wardle Canal and lock to join the two, charging large compensation tolls for traffic passing along it. The canal was the location for trials with locomotive haulage of boats in 1888, using a narrow-gauge engine from Crewe railway works, but no further action was taken.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 December, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 30 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
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Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6795 6216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.3360N 2:28.8443W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6795 6214
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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