Shropshire Union Canal (Montgomery Canal - isolated navigable section)

The Shropshire Union Canal (Montgomery Canal - isolated navigable section) is a narrow canal and is part of the Shropshire Union Canal (Montgomery Canal). It runs for 11 miles and 4¾ furlongs through 11 locks from Efail Fach Bridge No 129 (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Montgomery Canal - southern unnavigable section)) to Arddleen Bridge No 103 (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Montgomery Canal - northern unnavigable section)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

Notable features of the waterway include: Gallowstree Bridge

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant books - waterway maps:

 
 
 
Efail Fach Bridge No 129
Berriew Aqueduct ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Berriew Village Visitor Moorings
48h. visitor moorings
1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Berriew Bridge No 128 3 furlongs 0 locks
Berriew Lock No 20 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Cefn Ralt Bridge No 127 4½ furlongs 1 lock
Brithdir visitor Moorings
48h. visitor moorings
7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Luggy Bridge No 126 7½ furlongs 1 lock
Luggy Aqueduct 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Brithdir Bridge No 125 1 mile and ½ furlongs 1 lock
Brithdair Lock No 19 1 mile and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Wernllyd Bridge No 124 1 mile and 5 furlongs 2 locks
Chapel Bridge No 123 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Sweeps Bridge No 122 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 2 locks
Belan Lock No 18 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 2 locks
Belan Bridge No 121 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Belan Locks No 17 3 miles and 5 furlongs 3 locks
Whitehouse Bridge No 120 4 miles and 3½ furlongs 4 locks
Welshpool Footbridge No 119a 5 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Welshpool Lock No 16 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Severn Street Bridge No 119 5 miles and 3 furlongs 5 locks
Lledan Brook Aqueduct 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 5 locks
Llanfair Light Railway Bridge No 118a 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 5 locks
Clerk's Bridge No 118 5 miles and 4 furlongs 5 locks
Gallowstree Bridge (western portal) 5 miles and 7½ furlongs 5 locks
Gallowstree Bridge (eastern portal) 6 miles 5 locks
Gungrog Bridge No 116 6 miles and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Gungrog Brook Culvert 6 miles and 3¼ furlongs 5 locks
Buttington Bridge No 115 6 miles and 6 furlongs 5 locks
Moors Lift Bridge No 114
Buttington Wharf
7 miles 5 locks
Abbey Footbridge No 113 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 5 locks
Abbey Lift Bridge No 112 7 miles and 7½ furlongs 5 locks
Pool Quay Lock No 15 8 miles and 5½ furlongs 5 locks
Pool Quay Bridge No 111 8 miles and 5¾ furlongs 6 locks
Crowther Hall Lock No 14 9 miles and ¾ furlongs 6 locks
Crowther Hall Bridge No 110 9 miles and ¾ furlongs 7 locks
Cabin Lock No 13 9 miles and 2 furlongs 7 locks
Bank Lock No 12 9 miles and 4½ furlongs 8 locks
Bank Lock Bridge No 109 9 miles and 4¾ furlongs 9 locks
Tanhouse Bridge No 108 10 miles and 1 furlong 9 locks
Guilsfield Brook Aqueduct 10 miles and 2¼ furlongs 9 locks
Wern Bridge No 107 10 miles and 2¾ furlongs 9 locks
Wern Bridge Aqueduct No 107a 10 miles and 2¾ furlongs 9 locks
Red Bridge No 106 10 miles and 5½ furlongs 9 locks
Burgeddon Locks No 11 11 miles 9 locks
Burgeddon bridge No 105 11 miles and ½ furlongs 10 locks
Burgeddon Lock No 10 11 miles and ½ furlongs 10 locks
Guilsfield Branch Junction 11 miles and ¾ furlongs 11 locks
Dragon Bridge No 104 11 miles and 1½ furlongs 11 locks
Arddleen Bridge No 103 11 miles and 4¾ furlongs 11 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Shropshire Union Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal is a navigable canal in England. The Llangollen and Montgomery canals are the modern names of branches of the Shropshire Union ("SU") system and lie partially in Wales.

The canal lies in the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire in the north-west midlands of England. It links the canal system of the West Midlands, at Wolverhampton, with the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 66 miles (106 km) distant.

The "SU main line" runs southeast from Ellesmere Port on the River Mersey to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Autherley Junction in Wolverhampton. Other links are to the Llangollen Canal (at Hurleston Junction), the Middlewich Branch (at Barbridge Junction), which itself connects via the Wardle Canal with the Trent and Mersey Canal, and the River Dee (in Chester). With two connections to the Trent and Mersey (via the Middlewich Branch and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) the SU is part of an important circular and rural holiday route called the Four Counties Ring.

The SU main line was the last trunk narrow canal route to be built in England. It was not completed until 1835 and was the last major civil engineering accomplishment of Thomas Telford.

The name "Shropshire Union" comes from the amalgamation of the various component companies (Ellesmere Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal, Montgomeryshire Canal) that came together to form the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company. The main line between Nantwich and Autherley Junction was almost built as a railway although eventually it was decided to construct it as a waterway.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Shropshire Union Canal
[Shropshire Union Canal Society] [Hargrave, Cheshire] [Lea-by-Backford] [Cholmondeston] [Moston, Cheshire West and Chester] [Stoke, Cheshire West and Chester] [Wervin] [Autherley Junction] [Calveley]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:11