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© Mr D.R. Smith LRPS

IoE Number: 219218
Location: TOWPATH BRIDGE AT SOHO FOUNDRY (APPROXIMATELY 160 METRES EAST OF RABONE LANE) BIRMINGHAM CANAL BIRMINGHAM LEVEL,
  SMETHWICK, SANDWELL, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr D.R. Smith LRPS
Date Photographed: 27 August 1999
Date listed: 30 March 1987
Date of last amendment: 30 March 1987
Grade II

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SANDWELL MBBIRMINGHAM CANALSP 08 NWBirmingham Level, Smethwick9/16Towpath bridge atSoho Foundry (approx 160m

SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL SP 08 NW Birmingham Level, Smethwick 9/16 Towpath bridge at Soho Foundry (approx 160m 30.3.87 east of Rabone Lane) II Bridge carrying north towpath of Birmingham Canal over disused branch. Early to mid-C19. Cast iron. Brick abutments have chamfered sandstone quoins. Single shallow segmental arch. Sides pierced to form lattice pattern of saltire crosses. The northern half of the bridge is within the Soho Foundry side: the boundary wall runs across the bridge parallel with the main canal. This part of the Birmingham Canal was first opened in 1769 and straightened by Telford in 1827, when double towpaths were provided. The Soho Foundry was opened by Boulton, Watt and Sons in 1796 to produce castings for their steam engines.

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