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Bridgewater Canal

Description of Bridgewater Canal: Runs from the junction with the Rochdale Canal in Manchester to Runcorn. The Stretford and Leigh Branch runs ten and three-quarter miles to the junction with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

History of Bridgewater Canal: Authorised under Acts of 1737, 1759, 1760, 1762, 1766 and 1795. The "first canal of the canal age" was promoted by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, and built under the direction of John Gilbert. James Bindley worked under Gilbert's direction
For more details see the History page.

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Navigation Authority: : Bridgewater Canal, The Bridgewater Canal Company Limited , Peel Dome , The Trafford Centre, Manchester , M17 8PL. : Telephone 0161 629 8334 : Email bridgewaterway@peel.co.uk :

Website: http://www.bridgewatercanal.co.uk/

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Bridgewater Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Castlefield Junction

Junction with Rochdale Canal Rochdale Canal Main Line junction

0

0

N

SJ830974

109

Hulme Locks Branch Junction

Manchester, Egerton Street Bridge

0.3

0

N

SJ826973

109

Cornbrook Bridge No 95

Junction with Manchester Ship Canal Manchester Docks

1

0

N

SJ822970

109

Trafford Road Bridge No 94

1.5

0

N

SJ812963

109

Warwick Road Bridge No 93

1.8

0

N

SJ808964

109

Stretford - Waters Meeting

Junction with Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal) Stretford and Leigh Branch junction

2.8

0

N

SJ795955

109

Longford Bridge No 39

3.3

0

N

SJ800950

109

Edge Lane Bridge No 38

3.8

0

N

SJ797943

109

Hawthorn Lane Aqueduct

4.1

0

N

SJ796937

109

Mersey Aqueduct, Barfoot

4.4

0

N

SJ795933

109

M63 Motorway Bridge

4.5

0

N

SJ794931

109

Dane Road Bridge No 36

Dr White's Bridge and Bridge Inn

4.8

0

N

SJ793926

109

Sale Wharf

5.1

0

N

SJ789921

109

Sale Bridge No 35

5.3

0

N

SJ788920

109

Marsland Bridge No 34

5.9

0

N

SJ784912

109

Timperley Bridge No 33

6.9

0

N

SJ775897

109

Railway Bridge No 32

Stockport Line

7.1

0

N

SJ772894

109

Broadheath Bridge No 30

A56 road bridge

7.6

0

N

SJ766891

109

Seamon's Moss Bridge No 29

Bay Malton Pub

8.5

0

N

SJ752886

109

Dunham School Bridge No 28

9.4

0

N

SJ739882

109

Dunham Town Bridge No 27

9.8

0

N

SJ735879

109

River Bollin Aqueduct

Dunham Underbridge

10.3

0

N

SJ730877

109

Bollington Underbridge

10.6

0

N

SJ727870

109

Agden Bridge No 26

11.4

0

N

SJ715866

109

Burford Lane Underbridge

12.3

0

N

SJ703873

109

Grantham's Bridge No 25

12.4

0

N

SJ701874

109

Oughtringham Bridge No 24

12.8

0

N

SJ697874

109

Lymm Bridge No 23

13.6

0

N

SJ683873

109

Whitbororgh Aqueduct

13.8

0

N

SJ682873

109

Barsbank Aqueduct

14.3

0

N

SJ673873

109

Ditchfield Bridge No 21

A56 road bridge

14.6

0

N

SJ669871

109

M6 Motorway Bridge No 20

15

0

N

SJ664869

109

Thelwall Underbridge

15.5

0

N

SJ654870

109

Pickering's Bridge No 19

15.8

0

N

SJ651869

109

Cliff Lane Underbridge

Knutsford Road Bridge No 18, A50 road bridge

16.3

0

N

SJ645864

109

Grappenhall Bridge No 17

16.6

0

N

SJ640862

109

Stanny Lunt Bridge No 16

17

0

N

SJ635863

109

Lumb Brook Underbridge

Stockton Heath

18

0

N

SJ622861

109

Stockton Quay Bridge No 15

Wharf and Warehouse

18.5

0

N

SJ615857

109

Red Lane Bridge No 14

18.9

0

N

SJ609855

109

Hough's Bridge No 13

Lower Walton

19.4

0

N

SJ603851

109

Walton Lea Bridge No 12

19.6

0

N

SJ600851

109

Walton Bridge No 11

19.9

0

N

SJ596849

108

Chester Road Bridge No 10

A56 road bridge, underbridge and wharf

20.1

0

N

SJ594848

108

Acton Grange Bridge No 8

20.5

0

N

SJ587847

108

Moore Bridge No 7

21

0

N

SJ580843

108

Moorfield Bridge No 6

21.5

0

N

SJ576837

108

Keckwick Bridge No 5

A558 road bridge just north of this point

21.8

0

N

SJ574833

108

Keckwick Hill Bridge No 4

22.3

0

N

SJ572826

108

Red Brow Underbridge

23

0

N

SJ567816

108

Preston Brook - Waters Meeting

Junction with Preston Brook Branch (Bridgewater Canal) Preston Brook Branch junction

23.4

0

N

SJ566809

108

Norton Railway Aqueduct

Preston Brook Marina

23.5

0

N

SJ566810

108

Crawley's Bridge No 68

23.8

0

N

SJ561813

108

Railway Bridge No 70

24

0

N

SJ560818

108

Norton Town Bridge No 71

24.3

0

N

SJ558821

108

Norton Bridge No 72

24.6

0

N

SJ558825

108

New Norton Bridge No 73

Old Norton Bridge No 74

25

0

N

SJ555829

108

Green's Bridge No 75

25.5

0

N

SJ544828

108

Astmoor Bridge No 77

26.1

0

N

SJ542829

108

Bate's Bridge No 81

26.8

0

N

SJ529829

108

Bridge No 82

27

0

N

SJ523828

108

A533 Road Bridge No 83

27.3

0

N

SJ520829

108

Delph Bridge No 84

27.4

0

N

SJ518829

108

Waterloo Bridge

Runcorn flight of 10 locks joining the Manchester Ship Canal now closed.

27.9

0

U

SJ509829

108

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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