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Description: Bridge No 33 (Hassel's Lift Up Bridge Number 1)
Date Listed: 1 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260683
OS Grid Reference: SJ5213741175
OS Grid Coordinates: 352137, 341175
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9658, -2.7141
WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL,
SJ 54 SW
SJ 5213 4117 Llangollen Branch
1/126 Bridge No. 33 (Hassel's
- Lift-up Bridge No.l)
Canal lift bridge. Circa 1804. William Jessop and Thomas Telford
engineers. Bascule bridge, consisting of a braced wooden frame supporting
a pair of pivotted wooden beams, attached by chains to the deck of the
bridge at one end and counterweighted at the other. The Ellesmere Canal
Company amalgamated with the Chester Canal Company in 1813 and became
part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. Charles Hadfield, The Canals
of the West Midlands (1fcst edn. 1966), pp. 166-183; Edward Wilson, The
Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal, pp. 19-22.
Listing NGR: SJ5213741175
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Source: English Heritage
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