Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Canal)

The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Canal) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 7 miles through 8 locks from Walsall Town Wharf (which is a dead end) to Ryders Green Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wednesbury Old Canal - Main Line) and the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wednesbury Old Canal - Un-navigable)).

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 junctions with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Tame Valley Canal) at Tame Valley Junction; with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Lower Ocker Hill Branch) at Lower Ocker Hill Branch Junction and with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Junction Canal) at Walsall Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Ryders Green Locks

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Walsall Town Wharf
Narrows leading to Walsall
The narrows on the town arm were for stop planks.
4 furlongs 0 locks
Walsall Junction
Junction of the Walsall Canal with the Walsall Junction Canal. Access to Walsall Art Gallery and town centre
1 mile 0 locks
Bridgeman Street Bridge 1 mile and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Rollingmill Street Bridge 1 mile and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Branch to Old Gas Works 1 mile and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Pagetts Bridge 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Woodwards Bridge 1 mile and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Scarborough Road Bridge
With Pipe Bridge alongside
1 mile and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Reservoir Place Bridge 1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Spinks Bridge 2 miles 0 locks
M6 Motorway Bridge (Walsall) 2 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
River Tame Aqueduct (Walsall) 2 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
James Bridge Aqueduct
Plaque on bridge reveals it was constructed in 1797
2 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Junction with Anson Branch
Closed 1961
2 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Wolverhampton to Tame Valley Railway Aqueduct 2 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Forsters Bridge
With Pipe Bridge alongside
2 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Darlaston Green Pipe Bridge 2 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Simmonds Basin
Infilled
2 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Factory Bridge (Darlaston) 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Bentley Bridge
Footbridge on south eastern side of bridge
2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
LNWR Works Wharf 2 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Bug Hole Wharf 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bughole Pipe Bridge 2 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Bughole Bridge 2 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Russells Works Basin
Infilled
2 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Consort Drive Pipe Bridge 3 miles 0 locks
Midland Road Bridge 3 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Porketts Bridge 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Herberts Park Pumping Station Pipe Bridge 3 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of the Herberts Park Bridge 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Willenhall Branch Junction
Junction of the Walsall Canal with the Willenhall Branch. Authorised in 1794, opened 1803 and abandoned in 1953
3 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Barnes Meadow Bridge 3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Junction with Bilston Branch 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Heathfields Pipe Bridge 3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Heathfields Bridge 3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Price's Brickworks Basin
Infilled
4 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Darlaston Road Bridge
A4444, A41 and A4038 interchange roundabout - northern crossing
4 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Holyhead Road Bridge
A4444, A41 and A4038 interchange roundabout - southern crossing
4 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bull Lane Bridge
Moxley
4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Broadwaters Arm
Infilled
4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Moorcroft Junction Foot and Pipe Bridge 4 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Moorcroft Junction
Junction with the derelict Bradley Branch Canal
4 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Willingsworth Hall Bridge 4 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Willingsworth Hall Pipe Bridge 4 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Monway Bridge 4 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Midland Metro Bridge
Midland Metro between Bradley Lane and Wednesbury Parkway
4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Gospel Oak Branch Junction
Opposite is the derelict Leabrook Basin
5 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Wiggins Mill Bridge 5 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Leabrook Road Bridge 5 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Doe Bank Bridge 5 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Tame Valley Turnover Bridge (north) 5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Tame Valley Junction
Junction of Tame Valley and Walsall Canals.
5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Tame Valley Turnover Bridge (south) 5 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Lower Ocker Hill Branch Junction
Junction of the Walsall Canal with the Lower Ocker Hill Branch. Facilities and residential moorings up the branch.
5 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ocker Hill Pipe Bridge 5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Toll End Junction (closed) 5 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Toll End Junction Aqueduct 5 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Moors Mill Lane Bridge 5 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Junction with Danks Branch (closed)
leads to Chimney Basin and George Basin
6 miles 0 locks
Hempole Bridge 6 miles 0 locks
Hempole Lane Railway Bridge 6 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Great Bridge Basins and the Haines Branch (closed) 6 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ryders Green Bottom Lock No 8 6 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Ryders Green Aqueduct 6 miles and 1¾ furlongs 1 lock
Ryders Green Locks Bridge 6 miles and 2 furlongs 1 lock
Brickhouse Lane Bridge 6 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Wellington Bridge
Exercise extreme caution when passing under this bridge. It is a favourite dumping spot for Asda trolleys.
6 miles and 2¾ furlongs 1 lock
Great Bridge Bridge 6 miles and 3½ furlongs 1 lock
Ryders Green Lock No 7 6 miles and 3½ furlongs 1 lock
Ryders Green Lock No 6 6 miles and 4½ furlongs 2 locks
Ryders Green Lock No 5 6 miles and 5 furlongs 3 locks
Site of Whitehall Branch
Infilled
6 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Ryders Green Lock No 4 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Ryders Green Lock No 3 6 miles and 6½ furlongs 5 locks
Ryders Green Lock No 2 6 miles and 7 furlongs 6 locks
Ryders Green Road Bridge 6 miles and 7½ furlongs 7 locks
Ryders Green Top Lock No 1 6 miles and 7¾ furlongs 7 locks
Ryders Green Junction
Junction of the Walsall Canal and the Wednesbury Old Canal
7 miles 8 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Birmingham Canal Navigations

Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country. The BCN is connected to the rest of the English canal system at several junctions.

At its working peak, the BCN contained about 160 miles (257 km) of canals; today just over 100 miles (160 km) are navigable, and the majority of traffic is from tourist and residential narrowboats.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Birmingham Canal Navigations
[Water levels of the Birmingham Canal Navigations] [Rushall Canal] [Rushall Junction] [Fazeley Junction] [Galton Bridge] [Walsall Canal] [Tame Valley Junction] [Birchills Junction] [Anson Branch]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:01