Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Weaver Aqueduct

Weaver Aqueduct
Shropshire Union
November 2010

The Shropshire Union crosses the River Weaver just  below the Audlem locks.

Even this high up the Weaver is still a substantial watercourse, so substantial that during the War plans were laid to extend the Weaver Navigation to Audlem and then upgrade the Shropshire Union to broad guage to allow larger craft to pass from Manchester to Birmingham.

The plan never came to pass and instead the Weaver continues to flow beneath the single arch of the Shroppie.

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