Description: Bridge Number 66 Bettonwood Bridge
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260442
OS Grid Reference: SJ6700137376
OS Grid Coordinates: 367001, 337376
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9328, -2.4924
SJ 63 NE NORTON IN HALES C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL
6/136 Bridge No. 66 (Bettonwood
Canal Bridge. C.1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red/grey sandstone with tooled dressings. Elliptical arch with
voussoirs and flush 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
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: SJ6700137376
Source: English Heritage
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