SP0687 : Farmer's Bridge Locks and Newhall Street Bridge, Birmingham

taken 10 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Farmer's Bridge Locks and Newhall Street Bridge, Birmingham
Farmer's Bridge Locks and Newhall Street Bridge, Birmingham
Locks 7-9 of the Farmer's Bridge flight on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal are seen here using with some telephoto help from Lock No 6.

The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal joins the Coventry Canal at Fazeley Junction, about fifteen miles away. It has thirty-eight locks, including the Farmer's Bridge flight, the Aston flight, the Minworth flight and the Curdworth flight.

The Farmer's Bridge flight of thirteen locks drops the water level by 81 feet (about 25 metres). Here the locks are descending by tall modern office blocks and apartments, all part of the city centre's major regeneration begun in the 1980s. Interesting information regarding this development is available on the BCN Society website here LinkExternal link . It is noticeable that in the newest Nicholson's Guides to the Waterways, the top nine locks are placed on a reduced OS 1:25000 map very inaccurately. Lock nine is NOT by the railway bridge next to lock 13!
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 October, 2008
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 064 872 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.9611N 1:54.4048W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 064 871
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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