Birmingham Canal Navigations (Netherton Tunnel Branch)
The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Netherton Tunnel Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs from Windmill End Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Dudley Canal No 2 - Coombeswood )) to Dudley Port 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.
Notable features of the waterway include: Netherton TunnelThe navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 88M - Stourport Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 38M - Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 2 - Severn, Avon & Birmingham
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Stourport Ring; Black Country Canals; Birmingham Canal Navigations
Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:
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|Windmill End Junction
Junction with Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal
|Netherton Tunnel Bridge||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Cobb's Engine Bridge||1 furlong||0 locks|
|Netherton Tunnel (South end)||1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Netherton Tunnel (North end)||1 mile and 7½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Tividale Aqueduct Support Island
Old Main Line is above
|2 miles and 1 furlong||0 locks|
|Groveland Bridge||2 miles and 2 furlongs||0 locks|
|Dudley Port Roving Bridge||2 miles and 7 furlongs||0 locks|
|Dudley Port Junction
Junction of Netherton Tunnel Branch with BCN Main Line
|2 miles and 7¼ furlongs||0 locks|
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Event notice: Netherton Tunnel Branch (New Main Line), Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Netherton Tunnel — from Sunday the 17th of February, 2019 to Sunday the 17th of February, 2019.
The tunnel will be closed to all powered craft between the hours listed to allow a large group of canoes to travel through the tunnel.
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.