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Broad Street Basin and Road Bridge, Wolverhampton

Broad Street Basin, Wolverhampton.

Broad Street Basin & Road Bridge, Wolverhampton.

A somewhat changed scene.

The original road crossing now takes pride of place in the Black Country Living Museum. Originally it was located to the left of the current bridge – the line of the canal on the left went straight on rather than veering to the right. It was replaced when the ring road was built and the junction (now bristling with traffic lights) was considerably enlarged. Broad Street Basin may have changed shape, but it now provides a haven in the City.

To the left, behind where the tree is now, is the site of the former Union Inn. The prominent red-brick building is the old Chubb building.

I would urge to view the excellent page on the Wolverhampton History website by clicking here.

A similar view (from the above website) with the old bridge in situ) is reproduced below.

Broad Street Basin (from the Wolverhampton History Website)

A more historic shot with the old bridge still in situ.

  • Taken: 5 Apr 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 70mm
  • F/4.5
  • 1/100 sec
  • ISO 100

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