Birmingham Canal - Birmingham Canal Navigations

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Smethwick Junction to Old Turn Junction


1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
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At Smethwick Junction the Old and New Main Lines rejoin briefly for the final run into Birmingham. The Soho Loop is a remnant of Brindley's meandering 'contour' canal.






SP0388 : near Rabone Lane by Bill Payer SP0488 : Soho Yard by Bill Payer

SP0487 : Brindley's canal. by Row17 SP0586 : Canal View from St Vincent Street by Gordon Griffiths SP0388 : Smethwick - canal junction near Soho Train Depot by Dave Bevis SP0487 : No longer in use by Row17


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The Soho Loop rejoins the Main Line at Rotton Park Junction.

SP0487 : Rotton Park Junction by Nick Atty SP0487 : Hockley - Rotton Park Junction fingerpost by Dave Bevis SP0587 : Canal and bridge over entrance to basin by David Smith SP0587 : Monument Road Bridge by David Smith

The Icknield Port Loop continues Brindley's canal.

SP0487 : Roving Bridge over the entrance to the Rotten Park Loop, Birmingham Canal by N Chadwick SP0487 : Icknield Port Loop, Birmingham by Roger  Kidd SP0487 : Icknield Port Loop, Birmingham by Roger  Kidd





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After passing under Monument Road and St Vincent's Bridges we enter a landscape largely transformed by residential, business and retail development.








SP0587 : Canal and bridge over entrance to minor canal by David SmithSP0586 : Not the usual way into Birmingham by Row17 SP0586 : St Vincent Street Bridge, Birmingham Canal Navigations by Stephen McKay
SP0586 : Fiddle & Bone PH by John M SP0586 : Narrowboats in Brum by David Stowell SP0586 : Canalside living in Brum by John M SP0586 : Farmer's Bridge Junction, Birmingham by Roger  Kidd SP0586 : Farmer's Bridge Junction, Birmingham by Roger  Kidd

Old Turn Junction to Gas Street Basin

The derelict canal area has been transformed with Brindley Place, National Indoor Arena, International Convention Centre and canal-side apartments off Broad Street.

SP0586 : Bridge over the canal at Farmer's Bridge Junction, Birmingham by Roger  Kidd SP0586 : Brindley Place, Birmingham by Philip Pankhurst SP0686 : Brindley Wharf, Birmingham by Graham Taylor SP0686 : Brindley Wharf, Birmingham by Graham Taylor SP0686 : Brindley Wharf, Birmingham by Graham Taylor
SP0686 : Heading North out of Gas Street Basin. by Colin Smith SP0686 : Exit from Gas Street Basin by John M SP0686 : Gas Street Basin, Birmingham by Graham Taylor SP0686 : Gas Street Basin, Birmingham by Graham Taylor SP0686 : The James Brindley at Gas Street Basin by John M

Gas Street Basin marks the terminus of the canal. Fitting perhaps that the modern pub is named after the canal engineer 'James Brindley'.
KML

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