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Nantwich Cast Iron Aqueduct
Llangollen Canal, west of Nantwich, Cheshire
associated engineer
Thomas Telford
date  1830
UK era  Georgian  |  category  Aqueduct  |  reference  SJ641526
ICE reference number  HEW 497
Forms one third of a trio of aqueducts designed by Thomas Telford to the same general pattern. There is a better known version at Stretton over the A5 road and a third at Congleton on the Macclesfield Canal.
The Nantwich Aqueduct carries the Shropshire Union Canal over the Nantwich to Chester road. It has a headroom of 4.6m (between the arch and the road) and spans 8.8m between its masonry abutments (either side of the road).
Each side of the aqueduct proper is constructed of 1.8m square flanged cast-iron plates bolted together, providing a waterway of 3.4m with a 1.2m brick-surfaced towpath. The whole is surmounted on both sides by cast iron railings, 4m high.
The Llangollen Canal is the former Ellesmere Canal, for which William Jessop was the principle engineer and Telford the resident engineer.
Research: RJ
reference sources   CEH W&WBDCE

Nantwich Cast Iron Aqueduct