Littles Lane Bridge Over Birmingham Canal (Main Line) - Wolverhampton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 35.383 W 002° 07.350
30U E 559445 N 5826993
Quick Description: This single arch bridge is next to lock 1 of the Birmingham Canal (Main Line).
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/26/2018 12:30:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ1JW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

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.
"Canal lock and bridge. c1770. By Brindley, Whitworth and Simcock, engineers. Brick and some stone coping. Double bottom and single top gates. Bridge has elliptical brick arch and stone key, stone-coped straight parapets. The lock is part of a flight of 21 on the Birmingham Canal, Wolverhampton level. (The Canals of the British Isles: Hadfield C: The Canals of the West Midlands: London: 1969-: 63FF)." link

The lock next to the bridge is the top lock of a flight of 21. Next to the lock is a row of cottages that housed lock keepers and a toll house for the boats using the locks.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, 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: Lock Street

Wolverhampton, Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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