Junction (canal)

A canal junction is a place at which two or more canal routes converge or diverge. This implies a physical connection between the beds of the two canals (commonly in the form of a T junction) as opposed to them crossing on different levels e.g. via an aqueduct.

Rushall Junction is the southern limit of the Rushall Canal where it meets the Tame Valley Canal in the West Midlands, England

Where the canals were originally owned by different companies there is often a stop lock at the junction.[1]

In some cases, the creation of a canal junction caused a town to grow up alongside.

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  1. ^ "Duplicate Locks and Stop Locks". Canal locks, canal lifts, canal inclined planes. CanalJunction.com. Retrieved 27 June 2010.