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Cantlop Bridge

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Photographed in 2010.
Photographed in 2010.
The four cast iron rib castings spring from the masonry abutments via a pair of transverse cast iron plates
Here can be seen how the ends of the ribs locate in rebates in the transverse cast iron plates
There appears to be a casting defect, in the form of a crater, in one of the castings (RHS of photo)
Showing the junction of handrail pillar and deck side plates. The other end of the bolt has a 'T' head (see next photo)
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Cantlop Bridge, Aston Cantlop, near Shrewsbury

Built in 1813 to a design approved by Thomas Telford while he was surveyor of the county. It is the only remaining Telford-approved cast iron bridge in situ in Shropshire.

32 ft. span. Castings probably produced by William Hazledine at Coleham, Shrewsbury[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'The Iron Bridge - Symbol of the Industrial Revolution' by Neil Cossons & Barrie Trinder, Phillimore & Co., 2002