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Description: Salwarpe Bridge
Date Listed: 21 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 148116
OS Grid Reference: SO8749862007
OS Grid Coordinates: 387498, 262007
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2561, -2.1846
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SO 86 SE SALWARPE CP DROITWICH BARGE CANAL
4/220 Salwarpe Bridge
Canal road bridge. cl77I by James Brindley. Red brick in English bond
with part-dressed splayed sandstone rubble parapet. High round-arched
bridge, about 18 yards long and with cambered abutments; beneath arch
there are 12 high level scaffold bearers with hardwood padstones still
retained on either side. A bridge number plate (7) is attached to the
north side of the bridge. The towpath passes beneath the bridge on the
east side and is edged with large blue bullnosed bricks. The Droitwich
barge canal is a broad gauge canal linking Droitwich with the River Severn.
James Brindley acted as the consultant engineer throughout its construction
and it was completed in 1771. It was built to provide a reliable transport
system for the salt industry and was worked by specially developed "wich"
Listing NGR: SO8749862007
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Source: English Heritage
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