The Bridgewater Canal

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Photo highlights of the Bridgewater Canal

The history of the Bridgewater Canal

Archive Photos - Bridgewater Canal

Virtual Cruise along the Bridgewater Canal
- Leigh Branch
- Manchester to Stretford
- Stretford to Preston Brook
- Preston Brook to Runcorn

Castlefield, Manchester

Barton Swing Aqueduct


Worsley Delph and Underground Canals

The Moss Canals, Worsley

Runcorn Locks

Also on Pennine Waterways:

Waterways in Manchester and Salford

The Sankey or St Helens Canal

The Rochdale Canal

The Ashton Canal

The Peak Forest Canal

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal

The Macclesfield Canal

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Bridgewater Canal at Worsley

The Bridgewater Canal runs from Leigh to Runcorn. It connects with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Leigh.

A short arm connects with the Trent and Mersey Canal at Preston Brook. An arm from Stretford runs to Manchester, connecting with the Irwell Navigation via Pomona Dock and with the Rochdale Canal at Castlefield.

The 40 miles of canal is unusual for having no locks along its length.

A notable feature of the canal is the Barton Swing Aqueduct across the Manchester Ship Canal.

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These related books are available from - click or hover over links for details:

The Duke's Cut: the Bridgewater Canal

by Cyril J. Wood

History and Operation of Barton Swing Aqueduct

by John C Fletcher

Waterways into Castlefield

by John C Fletcher

Walk around Castlefield

by D Brumhead & T White

Pearson's Canal Companion: The Cheshire Ring 

by Michael Pearson
Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey and Bridgewater canals and Rochdale Nine. Colour photos and diagrams. Clear descriptions. 2009 edition.

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