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The Bridgewater Canal is often described as England’s first canal
Due to the reduced water levels in the Bridgewater
Canal and recent restrictions on the Manchester Ship
Canal we are currently not taking any Pomona lock
CLOSED FROM WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE 2018
WILL REOPEN FRIDAY 29TH June at 7am
The Bridgewater Canal will reopen to navigation at 7am on Friday 29th June 2018. Works to repair the bridge will be ongoing.
Notice is hereby given that due to the “Sounds of the City" event in the Arena area, mooring restrictions will be applied in the Staffordshire and Kenworthy Arms in Castlefield from 17th June to 13th July 2018.
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
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0161 629 8432
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