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Dunstall Water Bridge, Staffs and Worcs Canal (Grade II Listed Building)

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, which runs along the length of the valley was designed by James Brindley and opened in 1772. Water power was so important to the Smestow valley, that when the canal was being constructed, Brindley's plans to cut off the natural flow of Smestow Brook were blocked and he was forced to construct the Dunstall Water Bridge to carry the brook over the canal, so maintaining it's natural course. The canal served to heighten the attractiveness of the valley to industry, allowing major Iron works to be created at Swindon and Gothersby, the former continuing until 1976

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  • Uploaded on September 20, 2010
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Taken on 2010/06/21 10:04:25
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash