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 BridgeThe navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 33M - Llangollen Canal Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 34M - Montgomery Canal Map (Free Download)
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
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|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
|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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Navigation closure notice: Montgomery Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Closed - Bridge 126, Luggy Bridge — from Monday the 24th of September, 2018 to Friday the 2nd of November, 2018.
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.