Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wednesbury Old Canal - Un-navigable)
The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wednesbury Old Canal - Un-navigable) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wednesbury Old Canal). It runs for 5½ furlongs from Ryders Green Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Canal) and the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wednesbury Old Canal - Main Line)) to Swan Bridge Terminus (West end) (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Ridgacre Branch)).
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.
This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "dangerous for most craft"
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 88M - Stourport Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 85M - Black Country Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 38M - Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 2 - Severn, Avon & Birmingham
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Stourport Ring; Black Country Canals; Birmingham Canal Navigations
Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:
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|Ryders Green Junction
Junction of the Walsall Canal and the Wednesbury Old Canal
|Phoenix Street Pipe Bridge||1 furlong||0 locks|
|Hadley Bridge||1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Swan Bridge (Swan Village)||4½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Swan Bridge Winding Hole||5¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Swan Bridge Terminus (West end)
End of navigation
|5½ furlongs||0 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.