Addersley Junction Bridge Over Birmingham Canal (Main Line) - Oxley, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 36.471 W 002° 08.697
30U E 557900 N 5828992
Quick Description: This single arch bridge is close to the western end of the Birmingham Canal (Main Line) at its junction with The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/26/2018 9:08:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ1HN
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
The bridge stands in front of lock 21 and both are a combined Historic England Grade II Listed Building.
"Lock and bridge. 1785; restored 1980s. James Brindley with R.Whitworth and S.Simcock, engineers. Brick with stone coping. Bridge has brick elliptical arch with stone key and straight parapets; ramp to north side; approx 3.5m wide. Lock to east has double lower and single upper gates. One of of flight of 21 locks on the Birmingham Canal, Wolverhampton level. Lock No.21 was added approximately 15 years after the main flight (c1785). The original Lock No.20 was found to be too deep. Lock No.20 was therefore altered in 1785 and Lock 21 added." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians

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

Date constructed: 1785

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Unnamed footpath

Oxley, Wolverhampton City

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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