Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - Digbeth Branch)

The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - Digbeth Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal). It runs for 1 mile and 3¼ furlongs through 6 locks from Aston Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - Main Line)) to Bordesley Basin (which is a dead end).

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 6 feet and 6 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet.

It has a junction with the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Birmingham Canal) at Proof House Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Ashted Locks, Ashted Tunnel and Curzon Street Tunnel

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Aston Junction
Junction of B&F and Digbeth Branch Canals
Former Coldfield Iron Works Basin
Infilled and built upon
¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Former Brass Foundry Basin
Infilled
¼ furlongs 0 locks
Love Lane Bridge ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Lister Street Bridge 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Aston Science Park 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Dartmouth Street Basin
Infilled
1½ furlongs 0 locks
Heneage Street Winding Hole
Site of former Excelsior Coal Wharf Basin
1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Heneage Street Bridge
With pipe bridge alongside
2 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Heneage Street Basin
Infilled and built upon
2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ashted Top Lock 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Ashted Tunnel (northwest end) 2½ furlongs 1 lock
Ashted Tunnel (southeast end) 3 furlongs 1 lock
Ashted Lock No 2 3½ furlongs 1 lock
Ashted Lock No 3 3¾ furlongs 2 locks
Belmont Row Bridge
With pipe bridge alongside
3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Ashted Lock No 4 4 furlongs 3 locks
Ashton Lock No 5 4¼ furlongs 4 locks
Curzon Street Bridge
With pipe bridge alongside
4½ furlongs 5 locks
Site of Curzon Street Wharf 4½ furlongs 5 locks
Ashted Bottom Lock 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Curzon Street Tunnel (north end)
Carries the main railway lines into New Street Station.
5 furlongs 6 locks
Curzon Street Tunnel (south end)
Carries the main railway lines into New Street Station.
5½ furlongs 6 locks
Proof House Junction 6 furlongs 6 locks
Fazeley Street Bridge 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Bordesley Basin
The site of tea warehouses, and Limit of Navigation.
1 mile and 3¼ furlongs 6 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
[Water levels of the Birmingham Canal Navigations] [Rushall Canal] [Rushall Junction] [Fazeley Junction] [Galton Bridge] [Walsall Canal] [Tame Valley Junction] [Birchills Junction] [Anson Branch]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:01