Map C: Madeley

Jackfield and Coalport Memorial Footbridge

Summary

 

 

Coalport Canal and Memorial Footbridge over River Severn

Coalport Canal and

Memorial Footbridge over River Severn

The footbridge opened in 1922 as a memorial to the 26 servicemen from Jackfield and Coalport who had lost their lives in the 'Great War'.

 

Paid for by public subscription, it replaced the old fare paying ferryboat that linked the 2 communities.

 

The new free footbridge made it much easier and safer for workers and families to commute from one side of the river to the other.

 

The bridge was dismantled, repaired and put back in place in 2000.

 

Directly across the bridge, on the Jackfield side, is the Boat Inn which was first licensed in 1840. It floods regularly and the high point reached by the flood waters is recorded by the entrance.

 


 

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