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The Bridgewater Canal is a 65km (39 mile) canal stretching from Runcorn to Leigh in the North West of England.
The Canal is also a strategic link between the North and South canal network and features the well-known Barton Swing Aqueduct which passes over the Manchester Ship Canal.
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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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