SJ9823 : Swivel Bridge west of Great Haywood in Staffordshire

taken 10 years ago, near to Tixall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Swivel Bridge west of Great Haywood in Staffordshire
Swivel Bridge west of Great Haywood in Staffordshire
Swivel Bridge* is No 108 across the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. It is an accommodation bridge with no public right of way across it or into adjacent fields.

* Also known as Cavan's Bridge.
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.
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal was opened in 1772, engineered by James Brindley. It cost a little over 100,000 at the time. It links the River Severn at Stourport to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Great Haywood Junction in Staffordshire. There are 43 locks (45 if you don't fancy the deep wide locks at Stourport) and the canal is 46 miles in length.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 20 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9887 2300 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.2731N 2:1.0922W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9895 2299
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