Birmingham Canal Navigations (Old Main Line)

 

The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Old Main Line) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 6 miles and 4 furlongs through 3 locks from Tipton Factory Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)) to Smethwick Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Titford Canal - Main Line) at Oldbury Junction; with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Spon Lane Locks Branch) at Spon Lane Junction; with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Engine Arm) at Engine Arm Junction; with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Gower Branch) at Brades Hall Junction and with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Dudley Canal No 1 - Birmingham End) at Tipton Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Smethwick Locks and Summit Tunnel

 
 
Tipton Factory Junction
Junction of BCN Old and New Main Lines. Access to the Barge & Barrel PH
Tipton Visitor Moorings 1 furlong 0 locks
Owen Street Bridge 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Tipton Green Junction
Junction with the closed Tipton Green and Toll End Communication
5½ furlongs 0 locks
Tipton Green Bridge
The new bridge carrying Park Lane West over the canal is right next to the old bridge. The gap between the bridges is in the verge.
6 furlongs 0 locks
Tipton Junction
Junction of Dudley Canal No 1 (Lord Wards Canal) with the BCN Old Main Line
1 mile 0 locks
Pitchfork Bridge 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pitchfork Pipe Bridge 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Coneygree Bridge 1 mile and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Randalls Bridge 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Dudley Port Bridge 1 mile and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Tividale Quays Basin 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Kier's Bridge Arm (closed) 1 mile and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Kiers Bridge 1 mile and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Tividale Aqueduct
over Netherton Tunnel Branch
2 miles 0 locks
Gilberts Bridge 2 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Dudley Road West Bridge 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Tividale Toll Stop 2 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Fishers Bridge 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Brades Hall Junction
Junction of Gower Branch with BCN Old Main Line
2 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Brades Cable Bridge 2 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Brades Bridge 2 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
High Bridge (Oldbury) 3 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Whimsey Bridge (west) 3 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Whimsey Bridge (east) 3 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Chemical Arm Junction
Arm disused
3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Seven Stars Bridge 3 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Seven Stars Arm (closed) 3 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Oldbury Wharf
Junction of the Houghton Branch and the Old Main Line
3 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Stoney Lane Bridge 3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
M5 Motorway Viaduct (Oldbury)
Motorway bridges about 400 yards of the canal
3 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Oldbury Junction Bridge 3 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Oldbury Junction
Junction of Old Main Line and Titford Canal
3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Manchester Street Bridge 4 miles 0 locks
Anchor Bridge (Oldbury) 4 miles 0 locks
Blakeley Hall Bridge 4 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stewart Turnover Bridge 4 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Stewart Railway Bridge 4 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Stewart Aqueduct 4 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Spon Lane Junction
Junction of Old Main Line and Spon Lane Locks Branch
4 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Spon Lane Bridge 4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
M5 Motorway over Old Main Line (West end) 4 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
M5 Motorway over Old Main Line (East end) 4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Summit Rail Bridge 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Summit Bridge 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Summit Tunnel (Northwest end) 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Summit Tunnel (Southeast end)
Telford Way (A4168) crosses the tunnel
5 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Pump House (old line) 5 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Brasshouse Lane Bridge 5 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Engine Arm Junction 6 miles 0 locks
Smethwick Top Lock 6 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Smethwick Top Lock Footbridge 6 miles and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Smethwick Middle Lock 6 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Smethwick Bottom Lock No 3 6 miles and 2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Pope Bridge 6 miles and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Smethwick Towing Path Bridge 6 miles and 4 furlongs 3 locks
Smethwick Junction
Junction of BCN Old and New Main Lines
6 miles and 4 furlongs 3 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Birmingham Canal Navigations

Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country. The BCN is connected to the rest of the English canal system at several junctions.

At its working peak, the BCN contained about 160 miles (257 km) of canals; today just over 100 miles (160 km) are navigable, and the majority of traffic is from tourist and residential narrowboats.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Birmingham Canal Navigations
[BCN Main Line] [Birmingham Canal Navigations Society] [Birmingham and Fazeley Canal] [Water levels of the Birmingham Canal Navigations] [Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal] [Walsall Canal] [Rushall Canal] [Wednesbury Old Canal] [Dudley Canal]
Information retrieved Saturday 15 February 2014 at 21:06