SO9890 : Birmingham Canal (New Main Line) from the railway

taken 7 years ago, near to Oldbury, Sandwell, Great Britain

Birmingham Canal (New Main Line) from the railway
Birmingham Canal (New Main Line) from the railway
This new straight line, wide and with a towpath on each side, was built in the early nineteenth century to supersede the twisting old line that took a far less direct route to Wolverhampton.
Birmingham Canal (BCN Main Line)
The Birmingham Canal was built from 1768 to 1772 by James Brindley from the then edge of Birmingham, at Paradise Wharf (also known as Old Wharf) near to Gas Street Basin to meet the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Aldersley, near Wolverhampton. The canal was upgraded and straightened by Thomas Telford between 1824-7.
The canal forms part of the Birmingham Canals Navigation, a network of canals in and around the city.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 16 February, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Birmingham  Birmingham Canal Navigations  BCN 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9863 9082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.9158N 2:1.2971W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9853 9086
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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