Schoolhouse Bridge Reopens

Schoolhouse Bridge reopens

A parade of historic vehicles marks completion of the new Schoolhouse Bridge in Crickheath, Shropshire.

After many years of effort, and months spent by bridge contractors on the site, completion of the new Schoolhouse Bridge – the last highway blockage on the Montgomery Canal in Shropshire – was marked by a procession of historic vehicles crossing the bridge days before the road was formally opened to traffic.

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Traditional skills on the Montgomery Canal

Traditional skills are bringing a tramway wharf back to life on the Montgomery Canal.

In a world stuffed with technology it’s great to see that traditional skills and methods are still being used to great effect and this is true at Grinshill Stone Quarry where masons are dressing large coping stones to replace broken ones at Crickheath Wharf, on the Montgomery canal, just south of Oswestry.

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Award win for Crickheath

Montgomery Canal - Crickheath Award

Having been shortlisted in August, the current phase of restoration of the Montgomery Canal at Crickheath has now won the 2021 Ground Engineering – Community Engagement Award.

The Ground Engineering awards are the premier national event for geotechnics, engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering. This award is made jointly to Arcadis consulting engineers, Canal & River Trust as the client and the Shropshire Union Canal Society as the contractor.

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Could you be a canal charity trustee?

The Shropshire Union Canal Society is looking for up to three new trustees.

For over 50 years the Shropshire Union Canal Society (SUCS) has worked to maintain, improve and restore the Shropshire Union network. It is currently restoring the Montgomery Canal’s dry section south of Oswestry near Crickheath. It is looking for people interested in becoming trustees of its governing body as it prepares for the next phase towards Pant.

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