Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Newport Branch - Main Line)

The Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Newport Branch - Main Line) is a narrow canal and is part of the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Newport Branch). It runs for 10 miles and 3¼ furlongs through 23 locks from Wappenshall Junction (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Shrewsbury Canal)) to Norbury Junction (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has a junction with the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Newport Branch - Humber Branch) at Humber Branch Junction.

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "closed"

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Wappenshall Junction
Junction with the Shrewsbury Canal Main Line
Wappenshall Junction Bridge No 29 a few yards 0 locks
Bridge No 28 (Newport Branch) 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Kinley Winding Hole 2 furlongs 0 locks
Kinley Bridge No 27 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Crow Brook Aqueduct 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Oxmoor Bridge No 26 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bridge No 25 (Newport Branch) 1 mile and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Humber Branch Junction
Junction with the 3/4 mile Humber Branch which ran to Lubstree wharf.
1 mile and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Kynnersley Drive Bridge 1 mile and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Buttery Bridge No 24 2 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Brook Aqueduct 2 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Cottage Bridge No 23 2 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Bridge No 22 (Newport Branch) 3 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Adeney Bridge No 21 3 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Strinewater Bridge No 20 3 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Brannybank Bridge No 19 4 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Edgmond Bridge No 18 4 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Edgmond Lock 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Edgmond Wharf 4 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Longford Bridge No 17 4 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Polly's Lock 5 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Ticket House Lock 5 miles and 6½ furlongs 2 locks
Chetwynd End Bridge 6 miles and 1 furlong 3 locks
Newport Canal Basin 6 miles and 2 furlongs 3 locks
Fisher's Lock 6 miles and 3½ furlongs 3 locks
Summer House Bridge No 13 6 miles and 5¼ furlongs 4 locks
Meretown Lock 6 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Moss Pool Bridge 7 miles and ¾ furlongs 5 locks
Meretown Bridge 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 5 locks
Skewd Bridge 7 miles and 4½ furlongs 5 locks
Forton Aqueduct
Carries both the canal and the road over the River Meese.
7 miles and 5 furlongs 5 locks
Bridge No 9 (Newport Branch) 7 miles and 6¾ furlongs 5 locks
Quarry Bridge No 8 8 miles and 1¾ furlongs 5 locks
Meadow Bridge No 7 8 miles and 5½ furlongs 5 locks
Norbury Lock No 17 8 miles and 5¾ furlongs 5 locks
Norbury Lock No 16 8 miles and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Norbury Lock No 15 8 miles and 7 furlongs 8 locks
Staff Bridge No 6 8 miles and 7¼ furlongs 9 locks
Norbury Lock No 14 8 miles and 7¼ furlongs 9 locks
Norbury Lock No 13 9 miles 10 locks
Black Lane Bridge No 5 9 miles and 1 furlong 11 locks
Norbury Lock No 12 9 miles and 1 furlong 11 locks
Norbury Lock No 11 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 12 locks
Norbury Lock No 10 9 miles and 2½ furlongs 13 locks
Norbury Lock No 9 9 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Norbury Lock No 8 9 miles and 4½ furlongs 15 locks
Oulton Bridge No 4 9 miles and 5 furlongs 16 locks
Norbury Lock No 7 9 miles and 5¼ furlongs 16 locks
Norbury Lock No 6 9 miles and 6 furlongs 17 locks
Maltshovel Bridge No 3 9 miles and 7 furlongs 18 locks
Norbury Lock No 5 9 miles and 7 furlongs 18 locks
Norbury Lock No 4 9 miles and 7¾ furlongs 19 locks
Norbury Lock No 3 10 miles and ½ furlongs 20 locks
Blakemere Bridge No 2 10 miles and 1 furlong 21 locks
Norbury Lock No 2 10 miles and 1¼ furlongs 21 locks
Norbury Drydock (Norbury Lock No 1)
Former first lock of Newport Flight
10 miles and 2½ furlongs 22 locks
Norbury Junction Footbridge 10 miles and 3 furlongs 23 locks
Norbury Junction
Junction with former Newport Branch
10 miles and 3¼ furlongs 23 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Shropshire Union Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal is a navigable canal in England. The Llangollen and Montgomery canals are the modern names of branches of the Shropshire Union ("SU") system and lie partially in Wales.

The canal lies in the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire in the north-west midlands of England. It links the canal system of the West Midlands, at Wolverhampton, with the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 66 miles (106 km) distant.

The "SU main line" runs southeast from Ellesmere Port on the River Mersey to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Autherley Junction in Wolverhampton. Other links are to the Llangollen Canal (at Hurleston Junction), the Middlewich Branch (at Barbridge Junction), which itself connects via the Wardle Canal with the Trent and Mersey Canal, and the River Dee (in Chester). With two connections to the Trent and Mersey (via the Middlewich Branch and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) the SU is part of an important circular and rural holiday route called the Four Counties Ring.

The SU main line was the last trunk narrow canal route to be built in England. It was not completed until 1835 and was the last major civil engineering accomplishment of Thomas Telford.

The name "Shropshire Union" comes from the amalgamation of the various component companies (Ellesmere Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal, Montgomeryshire Canal) that came together to form the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company. The main line between Nantwich and Autherley Junction was almost built as a railway although eventually it was decided to construct it as a waterway.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Shropshire Union Canal
[Shropshire Union Canal Society] [Hargrave, Cheshire] [Lea-by-Backford] [Cholmondeston] [Moston, Cheshire West and Chester] [Stoke, Cheshire West and Chester] [Wervin] [Autherley Junction] [Calveley]
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