Grand Western Canal Structures

Swing Bridge

Bridge Name:   Swing Bridge
No.:   11
Location:   ST 0115, 1312
Build Date:   1810 – 1814

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Carries a minor track. Accommodation bridge. Metal on stone abutments. The original construction was a wooden bridge on stone abutments. Originally a swing bridge.
The image below shows a typical cross section of the original design for the swing bridges on the Grand Western Canal:

The design drawings of James Green swing bridges for the Grand Western canal can be found by clicking the following links:
James Green Swing Bridge
James Green Swing Bridge 2