SJ9271 : Bullock's Lane Bridge (44) over the Macclesfield Canal

taken 3 months ago, near to Sutton Lane Ends, Cheshire, Great Britain

Bullock's Lane Bridge (44) over the Macclesfield Canal
Bullock's Lane Bridge (44) over the Macclesfield Canal
Detail of the pointed springing of the arch on the south eastern corner. See LinkExternal link for location.
The Macclesfield Canal
One of the last narrow canals to be built the canal was approved by Act of Parliament in April 1826. Thomas Telford surveyed the canal and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of 320,000.00. The canal was bought out by the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincoln Railway in 1847. With nationalisation in 1947 it passed to the Docks & Inland Waterways Board with commercial carrying finishing only in the 1960's shortly before British Waterways was formed. The canal runs from Marple Junction with the Peak Forest Canal in the north 26 miles to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove. The canal is noted for its six fine change or snake bridges where the tow-path changes sides of the canal. These bridges were designed to allow the horse to move over without having to untie it from the boat. Thanks to Telford's design for commercial traffic the Macclesfield Canal has a very shallow and tapered bottom. The deep channel is just wide enough for two boats to pass in the centre making mooring other than at wharves 'challenging'.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over Canal  Stone Arch 
Building Material (from Tags)
Ashlar 
Period (from Tags)
Early 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1827 
Canal (from Tags)
Macclesfield Canal 
Name (from Tags)
Thomas Telford 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9235 7151 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.4336N 2:6.9651W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9235 7152
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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