Worcester Bar at Gas Street Basin

< Deep Cutting Junction
< Next Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)
Main Line
           
Passing through Worcester Bar at Gas Street Basin.
080826-131255 – SP 06239 86573 – BCN-ML 00-000-00

Our Waterway Routes narrowboat is passing through Worcester Bar as it leaves the Worcester & Birmingham Canal and enters the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line at Gas Street Basin.

When first built the act of Parliament which authorised their construction required them to be separated by a bar and all good had to be transhipped across the bar.  Eventually permission was granted for the channel to be constructed through the bar that we use today.

Deep Cutting Junction

Farmers Bridge Junction >
            Birmingham & Fazeley Canal Next >
< Old Turn Junction Worcester Bar >
< Next Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)
Main Line
Next >
Deep Cutting Junction.
080826-132027 – SP-05943-86778 – BCN-ML 00-360

Our Waterway Routes narrowboat is turning onto the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal which is generally considered to start at Deep Cutting Junction these days.

Historically, the section from Deep Cutting Junction to Farmers Bridge Junction (at the top of Farmers Bridge Locks) was built as the Newhall Branch of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).

Our narrowboat is turning off the Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) having come from Gas Street Basin and Worcester Bar.

Behind the camera is Old Turn Junction where the Oozells Street Loop branches off and the Main Line continues towards Wolverhampton.

Old Turn Junction

< Ladywood Junction Deep Cutting Junction >
< Next Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)
Main Line
Next >
< Ladywood Junction
< Next Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)
Oozells Street Loop
           
Deep Cutting Junction and Old Turn Junction.
110421-100643 – SP 05990 86818 – BCN-ML 00-420

Deep Cutting Junction and Old Turn Junction are often considered as one junction where you can go four ways.

This side of the footbridge, with the signpost on the island, is Deep Cutting Junction where the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal to Fazeley Junction leaves behind the camera.  The Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Main Line runs to Gas Street Basin and Worcester Bar to the left.

Beyond the footbridge is Old Turn Junction where the Oozells Street Loop goes almost straight ahead (in the photo) and the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Main Line leaves the upper right of the photo towards Wolverhampton.

Ladywood Junction

< Icknield Square Junction Old Turn Junction >
< Next Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)
Main Line
Next >
Old Turn Junction >
            Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)
Oozells Street Loop
Next >
Ladywood Junction where the Oozells Street Loop meets the BCN Main Line.
160409-135433 – SP 05568 86778 – BCN-ML 00-720

Ladywood Junction is on the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).  We are looking along the BCN Main Line towards Old Turn Junction, with Wolverhampton behind the camera.

The Oozells Street Loop, the original route for the canal, leaves under the bridge to the the right and takes a longer route to Old Turn Junction, passing through Sherborne Wharf on its way there.