Galton Bridge

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Galton Bridge and the modern Galton Tunnel

Galton Bridge (grid reference SP015894) is a canal bridge in Smethwick, West Midlands, England built by Thomas Telford in 1829. It spans Telford's Birmingham Canal Navigations New Main Line carrying Roebuck Lane. It has a single span of 150 feet (46 m). Originally a road bridge it is now restricted to pedestrians. It is a Grade I listed building, and lends its name to the adjacent Smethwick Galton Bridge railway station.[1]

It is similar to Holt Fleet Bridge, Telford's Grade II listed bridge over the River Severn at Holt in Worcestershire[2] and was named after Samuel Tertius Galton of the BCN committee. It was cast by Horseley Ironworks.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Galton Bridge including attached railway bridge span... (1214833)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Holt Fleet Bridge (1301888)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 October 2021.

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Coordinates: 52°30′07″N 1°58′46″W / 52.5020°N 1.9794°W / 52.5020; -1.9794