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The Bridgewater Canal is often described as England’s first canal
Thereafter as normal a weekly permit is required on both networks, by both organisations.
Preston Brook Marina
BRIDGEWATER CANAL NOTICE
Towpath and Canal restrictions Potato Wharf, Castlefields, Manchester, Friday 19th August 2016
Towpath and Canal Restriction, Hulme Hall. Castlefield, Manchester Friday 19th August
Towpath and Canal Restriction, Hall Bank, Patricroft, Salford, Thursday 18th August
Canal Height Restriction Notice at Ashburton Road Bridge.
This leaflet introduces a vision for the BBHA
which is an important site of industrial heritage
but is currently underutilised
Please note we are now operating a no return within 28 day restriction under the reciprocal agreement with CRT
See the Stop Gate installation in Action
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 8200
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