Abridged

Here’s one I’ve been meaning to run for a good while now: If you use the canal locally, either between Anchor Bridge and Lichfield Road via Ogley Junction, or at Pelsall North Common, there’s going to be some disruption for a couple of months while a couple of bridges are refurbished and painted.

Ogley Junction Footbridge provides a link over the basin that was the Lichfield and Hatherton Branch and is one of only three listed structure in Brownhills. Theoretically  it was closed on Monday 8th January 2018 and will stay so until March 2018. In practice, it will probably close and reopen as necessary, but a diversion will be provided when it is impassible.

The same goes for Pelsall Works Bridge, providing pedestrian and cycle access to Nest Common from the end of Wood Lane Pelsall, which will be closed in the same period. Again, a diversion will be signed as necessary.

Both bridges desperately need refurbishing and surfacing, and I welcome the work being undertaken by the Canal and River Trust.

Sorry for the delay in posting this.

Ogley Junction Footbridge is one of only three listed structures in Brownhills. Image from Pete Hummings.

Ogley Junction Bridge, Wyrley and Essington Canal

Notice Details2
From Date: 8th January 2018 at 08:00
To Date: 16th March 2018 at 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Repair
Is Towpath Closed? Yes
Description: To undertake bridge refurbishment and painting.

A towpath diversion will be provided.

Location:
Wyrley & Essington Canal

Starts At: Ogley Junction Bridge, Ogley Junction
Ends At: Ogley Junction Bridge, Ogley Junction
Up Stream Winding Hole:Ogley Junction
Down Stream Winding Hole:Ogley Junction

Pelsall Works Bridge crosses the canal at the end of Wood Lane in Pelsall, providing access to nest common on foot and bicycle. Imagery from Apple Maps.

Pelsall Works Bridge, Wyrley and Essington Canal

Notice Details
From Date: 8th January 2018 at 08:00
To Date: 16th March 2018 at 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Repair
Description: To undertake bridge refurbishment works and painting.

Location:
Wyrley & Essington Canal

Starts At:Pelsall Works Bridge
Ends At:Pelsall Works Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole:Fishley Lane
Down Stream Winding Hole:Pelsall Junction

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4 Comments

  • stymaster

    Badly needed, there’s loose masonry on the bridge abutments. Good news it’s getting done.

     
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  • David Evans

    Hi Bob
    three listed structures in Brownhills…what are the other two, please? ( its my age)
    kind regards
    David

     
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  • Florence Starkey

    Is the towpath open now

     
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    • Yes, but if walking between Anchor Bridge and Ogley Junction prepare for some very deep snowdrifts until the snow melts

      Bob

       
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