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The Birmingham Main Line Canal in Wolverhampton

Birmingham Main Line Canal, Wolverhampton.

Birmingham Main Line Canal, Wolverhampton.

Sandwiched between the railway line and the ring road.

Following on from yesterday’s shot of the Broad Street Basin, this is immediately the other side of the bridge. I am standing where the canal originally ran. To the left, under the black and white arched bridge typical of the BCN is now just a services wharf. However, this was the route before it was moved when the railway was built. Wolverhampton High Level Station was built pretty much where the Birmingham Main Line Canal used to be.

As you can see, the new route is straighter here, although it still twists and turns. Ahead is “Wolverhampton Tunnel”, a curious structure that has the station car park built on it. Whether this was its original purpose or not is not obvious, but unlikely. It would be interesting to know.

  • Taken: 6 Apr 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 30mm
  • F/10
  • 30 sec
  • ISO 100

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