Galton Bridge

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Galton Bridge.
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As boaters leave Galton Tunnel they find Galton Bridge striding high above the canal, with the railway bridge in the background.

Galton Bridge.
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Built in 1829 with iron castings from the Horseley Ironworks is was based on designs used for the Mythe Bridge and Holt Fleet Bridge built across the River Severn a few years earlier.

Telford’s bridge was the highest and longest single span at the time of construction.  It was named after Samuel Galton, a Quaker, who was a member of the Birmingham Canal Navigations committee.

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