The summit cutting

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The summit cutting.
110425-132123 – SP 01329 89720 – BCN-OML 06-370

The summit level of the Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) passes through a cutting.

When first built the canal climbed through a further three locks to a higher summit level, before descending through a further three locks at the far end.

Water supply problems means that three locks were removed at each end and the cutting deepened.

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