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29 July 2011

Another Section of the Bridgewater Way Complete in Salford

Representatives from Peel and Salford Council met on the Bridgewater Canal towpath in Worsley on the 28th July 2011 to formally open the latest completed phase of Bridgewater Way in Salford. 

This phase of Bridgewater Way is 1.4 kilometres in length between Monton and Worsley Village. This means that the completed section in Salford now runs uninterrupted from the A57 Liverpool Road to Worsley Village. The work also adds to approximately 23 kilometres of the Bridgewater Way complete in Eccles, Leigh, Runcorn and Trafford which is around a third of the total 65 kilometres length of the entire Bridgewater Canal. 

This partnership scheme in Salford is funded by canal owners, Peel, the Bridgewater Canal Trust, Salford City Council, and Salford West. 

Louise Morrissey, Director of Land and Planning at Peel said, “We are very happy to open this section in Worsley at a momentous time in the Bridgewater Canal’s history. This year sees the 250th anniversary of the historic Canal and it is great news that Bridgewater Way work is continuing along the length of the Canal to create a pleasant environment for all to enjoy this important piece of North West history for many years to come.” 

Cllr Lancaster, deputy leader of Salford City Council said: "I am delighted that the improvements to the towpath are progressing well, especially when we have so many more residents and visitors regularly enjoying the waterway. The redefined towpaths will be used by plenty of people joining in the local events this year to celebrate 250 years of our world famous waterway." 

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