Bridgewater Canal (Main Line)

The Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) is a broad canal and is part of the Bridgewater Canal. It runs for 27 miles and 7¼ furlongs from Grocer's Wharf (which is a dead end) to Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn (where it joins the Bridgewater Canal (Runcorn Locks Branch)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) at Stretford - Waters Meeting; with the Bridgewater Canal (Hulme Lock Branch) at Hulme Locks Branch - Bridgewater Canal Junction; with the Rochdale Canal at Castlefield Junction; with the Bridgewater Canal (Preston Brook Branch) at Preston Brook - Waters Meeting and with the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) at Pomona Lock Branch Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is The Bridgewater Canal Company Limited

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Grocer's Wharf
Terminus of Bridgewater Canal
Castle Quay Arm ½ furlongs 0 locks
Castlefield Junction
Junction of Bridgewater and Rochdale Canals
¾ furlongs 0 locks
Merchants Footbridge No 100B ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms
See extra information about the water point.
1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Potato Wharf Arm 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Footbridge No 100A 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Egerton Street Bridge No 100 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hulme Locks Branch - Bridgewater Canal Junction
Branch closed
3¼ furlongs 0 locks
St. Georges Island Footbridge 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hulme Hall Arm 4 furlongs 0 locks
Hulme Hall Road Winding Hole 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hulme Hall Road Bridge No 99 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge No 98 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge No 97A 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Cornbrook Road Bridge No 97 7 furlongs 0 locks
Pomona Lock Branch Junction
Junction of Bridgewater Canal and Branch to Manchester Ship Canal
1 mile and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Metrolink or Light Railway Bridge No 96 1 mile and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Throstle Nest Bridge No 95B 1 mile and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Trafford Road Bridge No 95A 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Trafford Road Bridge No 95 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Wharfdale Way Bridge No 94A 1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Sir Matt Busby Way No 94 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Manchester United Football Ground "Old Trafford" 1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Warwick Road Bridge No 93 1 mile and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Old Trafford Eastern Car Park Bridge 1 mile and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Old Trafford Pipe Bridge 2 miles 0 locks
Trafford Park Power Station Pipe Bridges 2 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Old Trafford Western Car Park Bridge 2 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Euroterminal First Bridge 2 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Euroterminal Bridge No 93 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge No 92 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge No 92 Footbridge 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Frazer Place Pipebridge 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stretford - Waters Meeting
Junction of Bridgewater Canal Main Line and Stretford and Leigh Branch
2 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stretford Railway Bridge No 42 2 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Stretford Railway Bridge No 41 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Marland Way Footbridge No 40 2 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Marland Way Pipebridge 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Stretford Marina 3 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Longford Old Bridge No 39 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Longford New Bridge No 39A 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Longford Bridge Pipe bridge 3 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Edge Lane Old Bridge No 38 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Edge Lane New Bridge No 38A 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Edge Lane Winding Hole 3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Watch House Cruising Club 4 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Hawthorn Lane Aqueduct 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hawthorn Lane Footpath Underbridge 4 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Barfoot Aqueduct
Aqueduct over River Mersey
4 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
M60 Motorway Bridge No 37
Two bridges, one for junction 7 sliproad
4 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Dane Road Bridge No 36 4 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bridge Inn PH 4 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Sale Wharf
Sale
5 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Sale Bridge No 35 5 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Marsland Bridge No 34 5 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Sinderland Brook Aqueduct 6 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Timperley Bridge No 33
Timperley
6 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge No 32
Stockport Line
7 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Canal Road Underbridge
Crossing a small stream
7 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Broadheath Bridge No 30 7 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Linotype Works 7 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Oldfield Quay Pipebridge 8 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Oldfield Quay 8 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Seamon's Moss Pipebridge 8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Seamon's Moss Bridge No 29 8 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Bay Malton PH 8 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Seamon's Moss Winding Hole
Possible Winding Hole???
8 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Dunham School Bridge No 28
Narrow bridge with pipebridge alongside
9 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Dunham Town Bridge No 27 9 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Dunham Woodhouse Underbridge
Woodhouse Lane (B5160)
10 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
River Bollin Aqueduct
270yds(247m) of narrow channel across aqueduct
10 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bollington Underbridge 10 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Little Bollington Winding Hole 10 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ye Olde Number 3 Transit Moorings
24 hour moorings - No return within 3 days
10 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Ye Olde Number 3 PH
Ye Olde No 3 is a pub which has given its name to the general area.
11 miles 0 locks
Agden Pipebridge 11 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Agden Bridge No 26 11 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Warrington Lane Wharf
Lymm Marina / Hesford Marine
11 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Barn Owl Inn 12 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Burford Lane Underbridge 12 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Grantham's Bridge No 25 12 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Oughtrington Bridge Winding Hole 12 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Oughtrington Wharf 12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Oughtrington Bridge No 24 12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Lymm Wharf Winding Hole 13 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lymm Wharf
Lymm Crusing Club
13 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
The Bulls Head PH 13 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Lymm Bridge No 23
Lymm, footbridge is next to road bridge
13 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Golden Fleece PH 13 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Lymm Visitor Moorings
Resticted Mooring, maximum stay 48 hours, no return in 3 days between Lymm Bridge and Brookfield Bridge
13 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Whitbororgh Aqueduct No 22A 13 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Whitbororgh Winding Hole 13 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Brookfield Bridge No 22 13 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Lymm Winding Hole 14 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Barsbank Aqueduct 14 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ditchfield Bridge No 21 14 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
M6 Thelwall Viaduct 14 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Thelwall Winding Hole 15 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Thelwall Underbridge
Over Half Acre Lane
15 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Pickering's Bridge No 19
Pipebridge alongside, access along track off A56 - opposite All Saints Drive
15 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Cliff Lane Underbridge 16 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Knutsford Road Bridge No 18 16 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Grappenhall Bridge No 17 16 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Stanny Lunt Bridge No 16 17 miles 0 locks
Lumb Brook Underbridge
Stockton Heath
17 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stockton Quay Bridge No 15
Wharf and Warehouse
18 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Red Lane Bridge No 14 18 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hough's Bridge No 13
Lower Walton
19 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Walton Lea Footbridge 19 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Walton Lea Bridge No 12
Entrance to Walton Park up steps by bridge
19 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Walton Bridge No 11 19 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Chester Road Bridge No 10
A56 Road Bridge and wharf
19 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Chester Road Underbridge 19 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Acton Grange Bridge No 9 20 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Acton Grange Pipebridge 20 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Acton Grange Bridge No 8 20 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Moore Bridge No 7 20 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Moorfield Winding Hole 21 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Moorfield Bridge No 6
Pedestrian access from Runcorn Rd
21 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Keckwick Pipebridge 21 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Keckwick Bridge No 5A 21 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Keckwick Bridge No 5
A558 Road Bridge crosses just north of here
21 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Keckwick Hill Bridge No 4 22 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
George Gleaves Bridge No 3 22 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Red Brow Underbridge 22 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Preston Brook - Waters Meeting
Junction of the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) with the Bridgewater Canal (Preston Brook Branch)
23 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Preston Brook Roving Bridge 23 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Norton Railway Aqueduct
Preston Brook Marina
23 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Norton Arm Junction
Duke's Wharf
23 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Preston Brook Marina 23 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Crawley's Bridge No 68 23 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Borrows Bridge No 69 23 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge No 70 24 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Norton Town Bridge No 71 24 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
New Norton Bridge No 71A 24 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Norton Bridge No 72 24 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
New Norton Bridge No 73 24 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Old Norton Townfield Bridge No 74 24 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Green's Bridge No 75 25 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Busway Bridge No 76 25 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Astmoor Spine Road Bridge No 77 25 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Astmoor Bridge No 78 26 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Expressway Bridge No 79 26 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Expressway Bridge No 80 26 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bate's Bridge No 81 26 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ockleston's Wharf 26 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Runcorn Pipe Bridge 26 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Footbridge No 82 26 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
A533 Road Bridge No 83 27 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Delph Bridge No 84 27 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Sprinch Arm Junction
Short arm with dry dock
27 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Busway Bridge No 85 27 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Victoria Arm Junction 27 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Footbridge No 86 27 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Doctors Bridge No 87 27 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Runcorn-Widnes Bridge No 88 27 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn
the limit of navigation.
27 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Bridgewater Canal

The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England. It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. It was opened in 1761 from Worsley to Manchester, and later extended from Manchester to Runcorn, and then from Worsley to Leigh.

The canal is connected to the Manchester Ship Canal via a lock at Cornbrook; to the Rochdale Canal in Manchester; to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Preston Brook, southeast of Runcorn; and to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Leigh. It once connected with the River Mersey at Runcorn but has since been cut off by a slip road to the Silver Jubilee Bridge.

Often considered to be the first "true" canal in England, it required the construction of an aqueduct to cross the River Irwell, one of the first of its kind. Its success helped inspire a period of intense canal building in Britain, known as "canal mania". It later faced intense competition from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and the Macclesfield Canal. Navigable throughout its history, it is one of the few canals in Britain not to have been nationalised, and remains privately owned. Pleasure craft now use the canal which forms part of the Cheshire Ring network of canals.

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Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 11:22