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.
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”.