Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Birmingham to King's Norton)

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Birmingham to King's Norton) is a narrow canal and is part of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. It runs for 5 miles and 4 furlongs from Worcester Bar (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)) to King's Norton Junction (where it joins the Stratford Canal (Northern Section) and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Basin to King's Norton Junction)).

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 8 feet and 2 inches. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 7 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Edgbaston Tunnel

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Worcester Bar
Junction of Worcester and Birmingham Canal with BCN
Gas Street Basin ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Holiday Street Aqueduct 1 furlong 0 locks
Aqueduct over Worcester to Birmingham Railway 1 furlong 0 locks
The Mailbox 1½ furlongs 0 locks
The Mailbox Footbridge 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Holliday Wharf 2 furlongs 0 locks
Granville Street Bridge No 88 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bath Row Bridge No 87 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Islington Road Bridge No 86
City centre ringroad
4¾ furlongs 0 locks
St James Road Bridge No 85 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Edgbaston Tunnel (Northeast end) 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Edgbaston Tunnel (Southwest end) 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
The Vale Footbridge Bridge No 84A 1 mile and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
The Vale Winding Hole 1 mile and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Edgbaston Bridge No 84 1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Pritchetts Road Bridge No 83 2 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
University Bridge No 82 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
University Footbridge No 81a 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Birmingham University
between bridge 81 and 82
2 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Bournbrook Aqueduct No 4b 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ariel Aqueduct 2 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Selly Oak Railway Bridge No 81 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Selly Oak Pipe Bridge 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Selly Oak Junction
Former junction with Dudley Canal Line No 2
3 miles 0 locks
Bristol Road Bridge No 80 3 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Selly Oak Winding Hole 3 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Selly Oak Railway Bridge No 79 3 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Raddlebarn Road Bridge No 78
With pipe bridge alongside and access to The Country Girl PH
3 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Cadbury Railway Wharf Bridge No 77A
Connected the Bournville site to an exchange siding along the Midland line opening in 1884
3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bournville Stop Narrows
A pedestrian drawbridge linking Bournville Wharf with towpath has long gone
4 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Griffins Brook Aqueduct No 4a 4 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bournville Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings (offside)
4 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bournville Lane Aqueduct No 4 4 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bournville Station Overbridge
Cadbury World
4 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Stirchley Street Bridge No 77
Accesses Bournville Station
4 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Pershore Road Bridge No 75 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Pershore Road Towpath Bridge 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Breedon Cross Railway Bridge No 74 4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Lifford Lane Bridge No 73 5 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
River Rea Aqueduct (King's Norton) 5 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
King's Norton Junction Bridge 5 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
King's Norton Junction
Junction of Stratford and Worcester and Birmingham Canals
5 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
 
 
 
 Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Along the Towpath Full Length Walk
The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. It starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn (just...
 
 
 
 

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The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. It starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn (just after the river lock) and ends in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. It is 29 miles (47 km) long. There are 58 locks in total on the canal, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe. The canal climbs 428 feet (130 m) from Worcester to Birmingham.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Worcester and Birmingham Canal
[Diglis Basin] [Holliday Street Aqueduct] [Gas Street Basin] [Tardebigge Locks] [Tardebigge Engine House] [Dunhampstead] [Tardebigge] [Tardebigge Lake] [Wast Hills Tunnel]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:20