SO9399 : Wyrley & Essington Canal - Demolished Railway Bridge

near to Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Wyrley & Essington Canal - Demolished Railway Bridge
Wyrley & Essington Canal - Demolished Railway Bridge
The line to Wednesfield and Willenhall was closed in the 1960s. The steel arch appeared when the Wednesfield Bypass was built in the late 1990s.
Wolverhampton & Walsall Railway :: SO9598
The Wolverhampton & Walsall Railway opened in 1872 between Heath Town and Walsall via Wednesfield and Willenhall. Originally the line operated with rolling stock provided by the London & North Western Railway and was taken over by L & NW in 1876. Ownership passed to the Midland Railway the following year.

Passenger services operated until 1931 but usage was low and declined in the face of competition from trams and buses.

The line continued in use for freight until the 1960s with final closure for through traffic in 1965 with the construction of the M6 motorway.
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Sunday, 10 August, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 10 August, 2008
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Canal bridge   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 932 994 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.5629N 2:6.0734W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 932 994
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