Lee Dingle Plateway Bridge - Madeley, Telford, Shropshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCMTWood
N 52° 37.780 W 002° 27.152
30U E 537054 N 5831216
Quick Description: The Lee Dingle Plateway Bridge is located in Madeley, Telford, Shropshire.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 10:46:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMNBVV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
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Long Description:
Soaring high above the Coalport Road and railway line, the Lee Dingle Bridge was built circa 1859 to carry coal on a tramway from the Meadow Pit Colliery (on the West side) to the Blists Hill Ironworks (on the East).

By the early 19th century it was no longer in use for its original purpose. However, it would have been used by locals as a convenient crossing point over the Coalport road and railway line.

Access was finally blocked off in the 1960s and the rails lifted, but it remains very much as it was when it was first built with distinctive wrought iron lattice work.

A pedestrian footbridge across what is now Legges Way/Coalport Road affords a good view of the original bridge.
Original Use: Other

Date Built: 1859

Construction: Iron

Condition: Dangerous

See this website for more information: [Web Link]

Date Abandoned: 1960's

Bridge Status - Orphaned or Adopted.: Orphaned

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