Junction (canal)

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

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.

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.