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Description: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge No 50 (Soudley Bridge)
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260163
OS Grid Reference: SJ7237227494
OS Grid Coordinates: 372372, 327494
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8442, -2.4116
CHESWARDINE C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
SJ 72 NW
8/13 Bridge No 50
- (Soudley 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. Decidedly humped-back shape with flat string
course and parapet with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly
battered and curved abutments. 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 Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A portrait of the Shropshire
Listing NGR: SJ7237227494
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Source: English Heritage
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