Swansea Canal

The Swansea Canal is a narrow canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 5 miles and 3¾ furlongs through 4 locks from Hebron Road Terminus (which is a dead end) to Cilmaengwyn Terminus (which is a dead end).

The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "under restoration"

 
 
 

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Hebron Road Terminus
Lower Clydach Aqueduct ½ furlongs 0 locks
Pont John Bridge No 1 1 furlong 0 locks
Pont Nant Lowrog Bridge No 2 4 furlongs 0 locks
Clydach Lock No 6 4 furlongs 0 locks
Coed Gwyllym Bridge No 3 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Lower Trebanos Lock No 8 1 mile and 7 furlongs 1 lock
Trebanos Bridge No 4 1 mile and 7 furlongs 2 locks
Upper Trebanos Lock No 9 1 mile and 7 furlongs 2 locks
Upper Clydach Aqueduct 2 miles and 7 furlongs 3 locks
Herbert Street Bridge No 5 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
Arthur Terrace Bridge No 6 3 miles and 1 furlong 3 locks
Ynysmeudwy Bridge No 7 3 miles and 4 furlongs 3 locks
Ynysmeudwy Bridge No 8 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
Ynysmeudwy Lock 4 miles and 3 furlongs 3 locks
Ynysmeudwy Bridge No 9 4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Cwmdu Aqueduct 4 miles and 5 furlongs 4 locks
Ynysmeudwy Bridge No 10 4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 4 locks
Cilmaengwyn Terminus 5 miles and 3¾ furlongs 4 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Swansea Canal

The Swansea Canal (Welsh: Camlas Abertawe) was a canal constructed by the Swansea Canal Navigation Company between 1794 and 1798, running for 16.5 miles (26.6 km) from Swansea to Hen Neuadd, Abercraf in South Wales. It was steeply graded, and 36 locks were needed to enable it to rise 373 feet (114 m) over its length. The main cargos were coal, iron and steel, and the enterprise was profitable.

Sold to the Great Western Railway in 1873, it continued to make a profit until 1895. A period of decline followed, with the last commercial traffic using the waterway in 1931. Subsequently, parts of it were closed and filled in under a succession of owners, but around 5 miles (8.0 km) remain in water. The Swansea Canal Society, formed in 1981, is actively involved in plans for its restoration.

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Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 12:09