Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail

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This modern canal overbridge was constructed by the LHCRT in 2005/6 Using ERDF funding and replaces the original bridge which was removed following the canal closure in the 1950's.


13.34 Km.

8.29 Mls.

Distance from Catshill

Distance from Huddlesford

0.56 Km.

0.35 Mls.

Bridge 2 - Cappers Lane Bridge

Relative Position

Restoration phase


Photo:  Artist’s impression by Paul Marshall of Cappers Lane Bridge after rewatering

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Trail Map 8

The bridge was opened on 21st April 2006

View this area on the O.S. Map from 1883  

By courtesy of the National Library of Scotland

Cappers Bridge in about 1900

The picture shows a BCN scoop-wheel boat being used to drain a section of the Wyrley & Essington Canal by an engine boat with boiler on the far side of the stank, driving by cardan shaft the wheel on the boat which is sunk in the section to be drained, which is a very effective way of lifting water over a low obstacle.