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Description: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 48 (Park Heath Bridge)
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260160
OS Grid Reference: SJ7313927519
OS Grid Coordinates: 373139, 327519
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8445, -2.4002
CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
SJ 72 NW
8/10 Bridge no. 48
- (Park Heath Bridge)
Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton,
engineers. Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical
arch with voussoirs and flush keystone. Flat string course, and parapet with
square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved abutment.
Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves caused by rope haulage.
This stretch of canal was built as part of the Birmingham and Liverpool
Junction Canal (act passed 1826, opened 1835), which was absorbed by the
Ellesmere and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually became part of the Shropshire
Union in 1846. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands, pp.
183-9; Thomas Fellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A portrait of the
Shropshire Union Canal.
Listing NGR: SJ7313927519
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Source: English Heritage
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