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Some mill owners still went bankrupt, though, and within a few decades the canals were outpaced by trains - rail lines were blasted parallel to the hard-fought canal tunnel.
A morning's boating from the marina at Alvechurch near Birmingham to Stoke Bruerne takes us through Blisworth, the longest canal tunnel in Britain.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, asking for crop insurance protection for ag producers hurt by the collapse of irrigation canal tunnel. The tunnel transported water to 54,000 acres in Nebraska.
A CANAL tunnel closed as part of the Metro extension has reopened.
At 656ft (200m) underground and a similar height above sea level, the tunnel is the deepest and highest canal tunnel in the UK.
A BUSY Birmingham canal tunnel will close for several weeks as a new phase of work for the Midland Metro extension begins.
This tunnel looks too narrow to be the canal tunnel which would be about 7ft wide.
A 200-YEAR-OLD canal tunnel will be inspected during a PS45m project to repair and maintain 2,000 miles of canals and rivers.
DUDLEY CANAL TRUST Blowers Green Pumphouse, Pear Tree Lane, Dudley 01384 236275 www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk Dudley Canal Tunnel and Singing Cavern offer a subterranean journey into the past.
The footbridge at Prince's dock will be raised and a new fixed bridge and lock implemented, as well as an extension to the section of canal tunnel that was built earlier this year by Liverpool City Council as part of the cruise liner facility project.
Descend the steps to the towpath and follow the water on your left to enter the canal tunnel and exit on to the road.
| The Standedge (pronounced 'stanidge') Tunnel is, in fact, four tunnels: three rail tunnels and one canal tunnel. | It was built between 1794 and 1811.