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Description: Bridge Number 68 Adderley Lees Bridge
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260312
OS Grid Reference: SJ6710438688
OS Grid Coordinates: 367104, 338688
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9446, -2.4910
SJ 63 NE ADDERLEY C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION-CANAL
6/9 Bridge No. 68 (Adderley
- Lees Bridge)
Canal Bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red/grey sandstone with tooled dressings. Elliptical arch
with voussoirs and raised keystone. Hump-backed shape with chamfered
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. C20 oval metal number
plate to south. This stretch of the canal was built as part of the
Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (Act passed 1826, opened 1835)
which was 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.
Listing NGR: SJ6710438688
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Source: English Heritage
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