Birmingham Canal Navigations (Engine Arm)

The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Engine Arm) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 5 furlongs from Engine Arm Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Old Main Line)) to Handsworth Wharf Winding Hole (which is a dead end).

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.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Engine Arm Junction
Engine Arm Junction Bridge a few yards 0 locks
Telford Aqueduct (South end) ½ furlongs 0 locks
Engine Bridge (Engine Arm) 1 furlong 0 locks
Bridge Street Basin and Wharf
2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Smethwick Wharf 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Bridge Street Bridge (Engine Arm) 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Rolfe Street Wharf 3 furlongs 0 locks
Handsworth Wharf 5 furlongs 0 locks
Handsworth Wharf Winding Hole
Engine Arm Services
5 furlongs 0 locks
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Navigation closure notice: Engine Arm, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Closed - Factory Bridge (abandoned) to Engine Arm Moorings CSF/ Messroom — from Wednesday the 17th of July, 2019 to Friday the 17th of July, 2020.

Due to a building on fire adjacent to the canal, the towpath and navigation are closed until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will provide an update shortly.

Notification sent Wednesday the 17th of July, 2019


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