This is one from the archives and I am entering it for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Structure.  Many of the bridges on this stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal are constructed way beyond the basic needs and this is a good example.

It was built around 1830 with the Engineer being Thomas Telford. According to Historic England it is described as being a Single stilted round arch flanked by pilasters; sweeping balustraded parapet on rounded corbels.

These bridges were effectively a sweetener to the local land owners from the canal company to allow the waterway to be constructed across their land, this one simply provides for the driveway to Chillington Hall, owned by the Giffard family since the 12th Century.

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