Seamons Moss Bridge Over Bridgewater Canal - Broadheath, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 23.648 W 002° 22.394
30U E 541678 N 5916299
Quick Description: This brick built bridge carries Seamon's Road over the Bridgewater Canal and is also known as bridge 29.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/20/2015 10:12:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQN1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. It was opened in 1761 from Worsley to Manchester, and later extended from Manchester to Runcorn, and then from Worsley to Leigh.

Often considered to be the first "true" canal in England, as it relied upon existing watercourses as sources of water rather than as navigable routes. Navigable throughout its history, it is one of the few canals in Britain not to have been nationalised, and remains privately owned. Pleasure craft now use the canal which forms part of the Cheshire Ring network of canals. link

The canal between Worsley and Manchester opened in 1761. The rest of the canal was completed between 1767 and 1776.

At the time the canal was built all the bridges over the canal were brick built arch bridges constructed to a standard template. As time has moved on many of the original bridges have been reconstructed due to changes in traffic conditions.

This bridge however is one of the original ones and is showing its age and part of the stone parapet is missing.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
The Bridgewater Canal, and later arches added to cross the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway line.

Date constructed: Between 1767 and 1776

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Park Road

Broadheath, Greater Manchester

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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