Broad Street Basin Towpath Bridge Over Birmingham Canal (Main Line) - Wolverhampton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 35.300 W 002° 07.333
30U E 559466 N 5826839
Quick Description: This cast iron footbridge carries the canal towpath over a basin next to the canal.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/26/2018 12:45:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ1JY
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 footbridge. c1850. Brick and cast iron. Segmental arch with low lattice work parapets, cast in one piece; brick abutments and ramps to each side. Approximately 40m long and 2.5m wide. Built to take towpath over branch of Birmingham Canal (Wolverhampton level)." link
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrians and cyclists

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Entrance to a canal basin leading off from Birmingham Canal (Main Line)

Date constructed: 1850

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

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Birmingham Canal (Main Line) towpath

Wolverhampton, Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton

Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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