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11 July 2016

The Vision - Barton Bridges

The leaflet below  introduces a vision for the BBHA

which is an important site of industrial heritage

but is currently underutilised. As part of the

Barton Upon Irwell Conservation Area,

the BBHA contains a number of assets that

could be enhanced and improved to create

a heritage destination. This will include the

explanation and interpretation of the historic

development of the area as the point at which

England’s first true canal the Bridgewater

Canal crosses the Manchester Ship Canal,

one of the most important civil engineering

projects of the late Victorian era.

Barton Bridges Leaflet

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