The first sod was turned by the lord ward on 31 december 1855 and the canal opened on 20 august 1858 providing a waterway connection between the black country towns of netherton and tipton. Canal river trust is a charity registered with the charity commission no.
Netherton canal tunnel. Isn t it a waste that more people don t use this route to eliminate some of the more challenging topography that this area has to offer. Just inside the netherton canal tunnel at windmill end in netherton dudley west midlands england. Canal river trust 4 514 views.
Netherton tunnel repairs by canal river trust duration. The netherton tunnel was built at a cost of more than 300 000 or 31 000 000 31 million in today s money. Bridgenorth disused railway tunnel explore duration.
1146792 and a company limited by guarantee registered in england wales no. It has no locks. Following discussions with various user groups the tunnel will now be closed from 1100 to 1300.
As well as the netherton tunnel the canal passes under the old birmingham mainline canal at tividale aqueduct this is just meters from the northern entrance to the tunnel at the southern entrance. Netherton tunnel description as part of our investigations to understand the obstruction being felt within the tunnel and to follow up the results from a recent bed survey our engineering team wish to undertake a tunnel inspection whilst the bed is undisturbed and the water clear. Netherton tunnel is a tunnel on the birmingham canal navigations netherton tunnel branch between netherton tunnel southern entrance and netherton tunnel northern entrance it is 3027 yards long photographs.
Netherton tunnel was the last canal tunnel to be built in britain during the canal age. It was constructed at a 453 foot elevation the wednesbury or birmingham level. In contrast the netherton tunnel is a wide tunnel 8 2m with 2 towpaths to allow traffic in both directions.
The first sod was turned by lord ward on 31 december 1855 and the canal opened on 20 august 1858 providing a waterway connection between the black country towns of netherton and tipton. The branch is 2 4 miles long and the tunnel is some 9 081 feet in length. The total length of the branch canal is 2 4 miles 3 9 km and the canal tunnel is 9 081 feet 2 768 m long.
Netherton tunnel was the last canal tunnel to be built in britain during the canal age. It was constructed between 1855 and 1858 opening in august 1858 and was the last canal tunnel to be constructed in britain.