Birmingham Canal Navigations (Spon Lane Locks Branch)
The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Spon Lane Locks Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 3¼ furlongs through 3 locks from Bromford Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)) to Spon Lane Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Old 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.
Notable features of the waterway include: Spon Lane LocksThe navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
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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Junction of Spon Lane Locks Branch with BCN Main Line and infilled Parker Branch
|Spon Locks Footbridge||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Spon Lane Bottom Lock||½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Spon Lane Middle Lock||1¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Spon Locks Scrapyard Bridge
access bridge to scrapyard
|2 furlongs||2 locks|
|Spon Lane Top Lock||2¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|Spon Lane Junction
Junction of Old Main Line and Spon Lane Locks Branch
|3¼ furlongs||3 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.