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Basin Bridge, Birmingham: close-up of the bridge spanning the entrance to the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

RIBA Ref No RIBA25199
Architect/DesignerBrindley, James (1716-1772)
Artist/PhotographerLambert, Sam (1927-1981)
CountryUK: England
CityBirmingham
Subject Date1770
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
StyleGeorgian
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP247/74
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectBridges ; Cast iron ; Canals
NOTES: The basin used to link the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to the Birmingham Canal Main Line. It was also known either as the Farmer's Bridge Junction or Old Turn Junction. The arch that can be seen in the distance, with the buildings and church above, is the bridge/tunnel leading into Gas Street Basin and the Worcester Bar. The Worcester Ba (not visible in the photograph)r, 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.
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