SK0419 : Bridge No 68 south-west of Colton in Staffordshire

taken 5 years ago, near to Colton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Bridge No 68 south-west of Colton in Staffordshire
Bridge No 68 south-west of Colton in Staffordshire
Bridge No 68 across the Trent and Mersey Canal. It is an accommodation bridge which also allows a link between public footpaths both sides of the canal. Despite appearances on the ground now, it is a turnover bridge, designed so that a horse could change sides on the canal without being unhitched from the boat.
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 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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Saturday, 17 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 4 March, 2018
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Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0401 1995 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.6273N 1:56.5197W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0398 1997
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