Gas Street Basin, Birmingham: close-up of the bridge over the canal linking Gas Street with the Worcester Bar

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25199
Architect/DesignerBrindley, James (1716-1772)
Artist/PhotographerLambert, Sam (1927-1981)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1770
Image Date1970
Library ReferenceAP247/74
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The basin used to link the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to the Birmingham Canal Main Line. The Worcester Bar, built in 1792, separated the two canals for 30 years so that the Birmingham Canal Navigations company didn't lose water to the Worcester & Birmingham canal. This inconvenience was resolved by the building of a lock in 1815.

Subject tags

cast iron, bridges, canals