SJ4233 : Shropshire Union Canal Bridge#55

taken 22 days ago, near to Colemere, Shropshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal Bridge#55
Shropshire Union Canal Bridge#55
Bridge#55 on the Shropshire Union Canal (Little Mill Bridge) dates from the late- eighteenth century (ca 1797-1801*) with minor later alterations. It is a Grade II listed building (Historic England List Entry Number: 1366536 LinkExternal link ).

* This section of the Ellesmere Canal was completed c.1801. The Ellesmere Canal Company amalgamated with the Chester Canal Company in 1813 and became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846.
Llangollen Canal
The Llangollen canal is an arm of the Shropshire Union canal that runs from Hurleston Junction to Llangollen with a wide variety of scenery along its course. Its total length is 46 miles, but the last 1 miles from Llangollen to Llantisilio is unnavigable by any boats over about 10' length.
The canal's vital statistics for craft are:
Length 72 '
Beam 6'10"
Headroom 7'
Draught 2'3" (Hurleston to Pontcysyllte) 2' (P. to Llangollen)
These are the maximum dimensions for any craft, based on the minimum dimensions of locks & bridges.
There are a total of 21 locks on the canal, but only two between Llangollen and Whitchurch (a distance of about 31 miles). One of the most notable things about the canal is the strong flow especially in the "narrows" near Llangollen and in the tunnels near Chirk. About 12 million gallons of water passes down this canal from the River Dee to the Shropshire Union every day.
The most famous feature of this canal is the superb feat of engineering that is the 200-year-old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rising 126' above the River Dee and running for over 335 yds - for more information on this see the numerous photos for squares SJ2742 and SJ2741
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Canal (from Tags)
Llangollen Canal  Shropshire Union Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 427 334 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.7423N 2:51.1292W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 427 334
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Canal  Ellesmere Canal  Eighteenth Century  18th Century  Canal Bridge  English Heritage  Grade II  Historic England  Listed Building 

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