Dunstall Park Bridge Over Birmingham Canal (Main Line) - Wolverhampton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 36.383 W 002° 08.517
30U E 558106 N 5828831
Quick Description: This single arch bridge is next to lock 19 of the Birmingham Canal (Main Line).
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/26/2018 9:26:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ1HR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:

The Birmingham Canal (Main Line)
The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 16 miles and ¾ furlongs through 24 locks from Worcester Bar (where it joins the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Birmingham to King's Norton)) to Aldersley Junction (where it joins the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourton to Aldersley) and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Aldersley to Autherley)).

Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK and in a central location grew rapidly in the industrial revolution and a large network of canals developed for transport, of which the mainline is a small part with many connections to the rest of the system.

The Bridge
Both the bridge and lock are a combined Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Lock and bridge. 1770; restored 1980s. By James Brindley with R.Whitworth and S.Simcock, engineers. Brick with stone coping. Bridge has elliptical arch with stone jambs, brick hood and keystone; brick-coped parapets and piers; iron name plate to centre. Lock has double lower and single upper gates; overflow channel to south. One of a flight of 21 locks on the Birmingham Canal, Wolverhampton level." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Birmingham Canal (Main Line)

Date constructed: 1770

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Unnamed track

Wolverhampton, Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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