The Bridgewater Canal is often described as England’s first canal
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See the Stop Gate installation in Action
We are holding a small awareness event at the Trafford Water Sports Centre today to promote the Share The Space campaign.
A meeting was held to celebrate 40 years since the Bridgewater Trust was formed.
RESTRICTION BETWEEN PATRICROFT BRIDGE & BARTON AQUEDUCT
FROM MONDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2016
TO FRIDAY 6th MAY 2016 INCLUSIVE
Celebrating the signing of the Heads of Terms for Waxi on the Bridgewater Canal
The Bridgewater Canal is a 65km canal stretching from Runcorn to Leigh and is owned and operated by the Peel Group.
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Opened on 17th July 1761, the Bridgewater Canal has a special place in history as the first canal in Britain to be built without following an existing watercourse, and so became a model for those that followed it.
The Bridgewater Canal is surrounded by a beautiful environment rich with flora and fauna.
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The Bridgewater Canal Co Ltd
intu Trafford Centre
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