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Conserving Bridge 70

We have repaired and conserved Bridge 70 – the only remaining bridge over the old Uttoxeter Canal.

Bridge 70 stands out as a poignant reminder in the landscape of the Uttoxeter Canal that closed in 1849.  Unsurprisingly it was in a poor state. A team of volunteers from Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust and Waterway Recovery Group have not only protected the future of the bridge but also restored the former towpath to create a pleasant walk.

This project demonstrated that volunteers can undertake significant restoration projects. More than 100 people were involved in a total of nearly 700 volunteer hours. It created a new enthusiasm for the canals of the Churnet Valley.

We’re already starting to make plans to do more work at Crumpwood Weir, an historic structure less than half a mile from Bridge 70.

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Hear Steve Wood from the Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust talk about this work

Hear more about restoring the Uttoxeter Canal

Hear about how to visit Bridge 70