Sunday, 25 October 2009

Congleton Aqueduct

Congleton Aqueduct

This Aqueduct represents the third of a trio which were designed by Thomas Telford and, on this occasion, constructed by William Crosley on or before the canal opened in 1831.

You will find the others at Nantwich and Stretton on the Shropshire Union and all feature extensive use of cast iron as a channel supported on cast iron rib arches, set onto some rather splendid curving butress walls.

Take a look at the others and you will see the family resemblance, with Nantwich being the first built  in 1826 and Stretton the last in 1832.

I can't take credit for this photo, that goes to Adam of nb Debdale, who kindly allowed my to use it. Cheers Adam.

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