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Some modern canal diversions, such as Stoke on Trent, have been discussed recently, but there are others which are not so obvious. On the BCN at Broad Street, in Wolverhampton, the canal was made in a new semi circular channel to pass under a wide road junction in previous times the canal had gone straight on past Hay Basin to the top lock.

 

 

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The view from the Waterways Archive shows a straight canal and a heritage bridge, now at the Black Country Museum-

 

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There's one at the top of Banbury which was, I think, realigned in conjunction with a dual-carriageway scheme, thus creating an "old arm" which is still used as moorings.

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Sandy Lock, Camp Hill.

 

Marston, T & M

 

Merryhill

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Does the T and M section near Northwich that subsided and was rebuilt on a different line count?

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The last 61metres of Limhouse Cut put in  to link into the Regents Canal Dock and  bypass the old lock into the Thames.

Opened in 1968. 

Or does this count as a new canal ?

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The section of Aire & Calder from just above Lemonroyd Lock down towards Allerton Bywater is a new replacement river section for the previous canal seeing the elimination of Kippax Lock and a new Lemonroyd Lock.

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1 hour ago, jake_crew said:

Banbury, as Athy said ..................old route in yellow, new route in red.

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What a pleasingly clear graphic.

As well as the old arm below the yellow line, used for moorings, there's a little stub immediately above it - just right for turning round.

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Planned diversions for the Ashby canal.

 

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Green - Unavigable

Blue - Navigable

Dark Red - Planned new route

 

The southern part of the restored Moira section is on a new route.

 

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58 minutes ago, Loddon said:

The last 61metres of Limhouse Cut put in  to link into the Regents Canal Dock and  bypass the old lock into the Thames.

Opened in 1968. 

Or does this count as a new canal ?

Approximate line of original canal (Limehouse Cut) in pink, new section in blue. 

 

I don't claim this is perfectly accurate as I just made it up off top of my head. Old maps would probably show it more accurately.. Blue dot is my current location :)

 

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Actually a bit more complex than that...

 

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This shows just how close to the canal I used to live: from age 13 I lived in Packington. Yet I didn't have the faintest idea that the canal was there and never heard it mentioned, even though it was still commercially active for several years after my family moved to the area.

Progress seems to have slowed down, which is a pity.

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Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal : Diversion 200 yards or so west for M8 crossing, diversion from old lock 1 to Falkirk Wheel, utilising Port Maxwell arm, plus a few other minor ones.

 

Forth and Clyde : Diversion from old lock 3 to join River Carron.

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How far back do you want to go with diversions.

 

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I've got a roll of original drawings detailing railway diversions to the Ashby.

 

Derby Canal Planned Diversion.

 

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Uttoxeter Canal Planned diversions.

 

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Dudley No 2 Canal (Lapal) Planned Diversion.

 

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Lichfield Canal (Curley Wurley) Planned Diversions

 

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Hatherton Branch Planned Diversion.

 

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The Marston Deviation,

 

I was working on a sketch map for the Trent & Mersey Book, but space precluded inclusion. This was not the place of the earlier subsidence where the North Staffordshire Railway was involved in.

 

 

 

 

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Does anyone know if the line of the canal will be changed at any of the HS2 crossings?

 

They are doing something with a lock on the Digbeth branch.

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