SP0288 : Smethwick Main Line Turnover Bridge

taken 5 years ago, near to Handsworth, Birmingham, Great Britain

Smethwick Main Line Turnover Bridge
Smethwick Main Line Turnover Bridge
Smethwick Main Line Turnover Bridge on the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Main Line.

A Turnover bridge is a bridge over a canal constructed to allow a horse towing a boat to cross the canal when the towpath changes sides. The ramps up to the bridge can be seen in this picture, one going up on one side and then down on the other, so the horses did not have to be unhitched.

This bridge was made in 1828 at The Horseley Ironworks which was a major ironworks in the Tipton area of the West Midlands, so local to this point.
Here is a link to an interesting Wiki page about the Horseley Ironworks LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 029 889 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.9230N 1:57.5050W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 029 889
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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