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11 June 2008

Waterloo Bridge to Moore Section of Bridgewater Way Opens

A section of the Bridgewater Way in Runcorn was officially opened to the public this week.

The opening of the eight mile section runs from Waterloo Bridge to Moore. The Bridgewater Way now connects the Brindley Arts Centre, Norton Priory, Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus and Moore Village with improved access points and signage along the route

.The works done here mean improved the accessibility to the canal side allowing members of the community can enjoy the beauty of the canal more readily.

The towpath itself has been completed and is now suitable for walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs, buggies, fisherman; anyone who enjoys spending time along the canal side, with works in progress to install street furniture and heritage signage along the stretch.

Bridgewater Way in Runcorn

Elsewhere on the Bridgewater Way sections are being opened in Wigan; from King Street Bridge to Elizabeth Street, and Salford; from Liverpool Road to Patricroft and after being part of the winning Connect2 bid to win a slice of £50 million lottery grant, the Sale to Stretford section of the Bridgewater Way in Trafford is now undergoing detailed planning. In total 10 miles of the 40 mile stretch have now been regeneration and are open to the public.

Mike Butterworth of Peel Holdings said, “We are delighted to have opened this section of the Bridgewater Way in Runcorn. We are opening a number of sections this month and are now a quarter of the way through completing this fantastic project. Once complete the Bridgewater Way will open up the canal side to all users enabling people to enjoy the beauty of this valued historic asset”.

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