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Description: Bridge Number 70 Wems Bridge
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260314
OS Grid Reference: SJ6699239393
OS Grid Coordinates: 366992, 339393
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9509, -2.4927
SJ 63 NE ADDERLEY C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
6/11 Bridge No. 70 (Wems
Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton engineers.
Limewashed red brick with some blue brick dressings. Elliptical arch.
Humped-back shape with chamfered stone string course and parapet with
square end piers and rounded stone coping. Slightly battered and curved
abutments. Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves caused
by rope haulage. Oval cast-iron 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 absorbed by the Ellesmere
and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually became part of the Shropshire
Union in 1846. The bridge spans the canal below the fourth lock in
the Adderley flight. Charles Hildfield, The Canals of the West Midlands,
Listing NGR: SJ6699239393
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Source: English Heritage
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