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6 March 2019
WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH 08.00hrs TO 17.00hrs
6 February 2019
MONDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2019 TO FRIDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2019
4 February 2019
Notice is hereby given that Barton Aqueduct (situated on the Leigh Branch
of the Bridgewater Canal) will be closed to navigation for annual maintenance.
24 October 2018
Not only is it an historic gem within Peel L&P’s portfolio, but this year, The Bridgewater Canal, has attracted national and international attention for both its industrious historical importance and its popularity today among waterway enthusiasts.
20 August 2018
BARTON SQUARE – TRAFFORD CENTRE TO PARKWAY BRIDGE FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER (midnight) to
MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 6am.
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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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