The control of a strategic crossing over the Birmingham Navigation Canal.
Despite the intense, hour, long battle, both the small detachments acheved nothing of a tactical or strategic nature. All the damage caused was, grenade blast damage to the bridge.
A UK sniper did manage to kill 2 rebel soldiers near the railway bridge.
Smethwick Galton Bridge was heavly damaged and partly collapsed. The forces of the Hoodley Hoodlem Johnny took advatage of the stalemate and started a rebel in Smethwick. The rail bridge still stood, but remained unclaimed.