The Bude Canal is a broad canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 2 miles and 1 furlong through 3 locks from Bude Sea Lock (which is a dead end) to Helebridge Incline Plane (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.
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|Bude Sea Lock
Tidal lock linking the Bude Canal to the sea
|Bude Canal Basin||1¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Falcon Bridge (limit of navigation??)
Originally a swing bridge, now a fixed structure
|2¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Upper Wharf Bude||3¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Rodds Bridge||1 mile and 1¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Rodds Bridge Lock
|1 mile and 2¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|1 mile and 5 furlongs||2 locks|
|A39 Road Bridge
Modern road bridge which maintains navigable headroom
|2 miles||3 locks|
Original road bridge over the canal
|2 miles and ½ furlongs||3 locks|
|Helebridge Incline Plane||2 miles and 1 furlong||3 locks|
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Wikipedia has a page about Bude Canal
The Bude Canal was a canal built to serve the hilly hinterland in the Devon and Cornwall border territory in the United Kingdom, chiefly to bring lime-bearing sand for agricultural fertiliser. The Bude Canal system was one of the most unusual in Britain.
It was remarkable in using inclined planes to haul tub boats on wheels to the upper levels. There were only two conventional locks, in the short broad canal section near the sea at Bude itself. It had a total extent of 35 miles (56 km), and it rose from sea level to an altitude of 433 feet (132 m).
The design of the canal influenced the design of the Rolle Canal.