20 October 2006
Regeneration scheme launched for Salford stretch of Bridgewater Way Canal
The Mayor of Salford has officially
launched a project to regenerate the Bridgewater Canal towpath at Eccles in
Salford. Known as The Bridgewater Way, the project will see the improvement of
one of the most historic sections of the canal, and will be the first step to
improve the waterside route towards the historic Barton Aqueduct.
Mike Butterworth Property Director
Peel Holdings welcomed guests to the Salford Launch, as well as introducing the
community arts activities that have been taking place locally and are being
co-ordinated as part of the Bridgewater Way Arts Partnership by Walk the Plank.
The Bridgewater decorated tricycle –
and its newly created soundtrack composed by cyclists from Winton Wanderers
Youth Club and musicians from Art Factory also made an appearance.
Partnership funding from Europe, the
City Council, the Arts Council of England, Bridgewater Canal Trust and the
Manchester Ship Canal Company has been secured to start work on the Bridgewater
Way link from Patricroft Bridge (Liverpool Road) to Hall Bank Eccles, site of
the first passenger railway crossing.