SP0990 : T for Tame and junction-Spaghetti Junction, Birmingham

taken 8 years ago, near to Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, Great Britain

T for Tame and junction-Spaghetti Junction, Birmingham
T for Tame and junction-Spaghetti Junction, Birmingham
To the north-west Junction 6 of the M6 the famed Spaghetti Junction, to the south-east the junction with the Grand Union Canal and here the junction of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal with the Tame Valley Canal. The go-ahead for the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal was given in 1784 after considerable opposition from the Birmingham Canal Company to provide a link between Birmingham and the south-east of England. The engineer was John Smeaton - the work was finished in 1789. The Tame Valley Canal, opened in 1844, ran from here at Salford Junction to Doebank Junction SO9793 a distance of 8.5 miles. Spaghetti Junction was built between 1968 - 72 and it is said that flyover pillars over canals had to be modified to avoid fouling tow ropes. (Wikipedia)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 31 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Place (from Tags)
Birmingham  Gravelly Hill  West Midlands  Spaghetti Junction  M6 Junction 6  Salford Junction  Doebank Junction 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Junction 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0954 9014 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.5443N 1:51.6521W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0961 9008
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Other Tags
Grand Union Canal  Birmingham & Fazeley Canal  Tame Valley Canal  John Smeaton  Birmingham Canal Company 

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