Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

Cable Street Bridge over the Birmingham Canal

Listing: Cable Street Bridge over the BCN.

Comment: Cable Street Bridge: also known as Monmore Green Bridge. C1770s. Carries Cable Street over the Birmingham Canal and includes beneath the Bridge a stop plank groove.

It incorporates both a fireman's hatch (an opening in the Bridge parapet through which the fireman's hose could be passed to draw water from the canal) and a stop plank store (a store for the planks which were used to stop up the canal when it needed to be drained for maintenance or repair) - the only known examples of either of these features on any canal bridge in the City.