Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch)

The Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) is a broad canal and is part of the Bridgewater Canal. It runs for 10 miles and 6¼ furlongs from Stretford - Waters Meeting (where it joins the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line)) to Leigh Bridge No 11 (where it joins the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh 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.

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

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Stretford - Waters Meeting
Junction of Bridgewater Canal Main Line and Stretford and Leigh Branch
Stretford - Waters Meeting Footbridge No 90 a few yards 0 locks
Taylor's Bridge No 43 ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Kellogg's Arm Pipebridge 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Kellogg's Arm
Where grain for the Kellogg's Factory was unloaded until the 1970s
2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Mosley Road Bridge No 44 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Parkway Bridge No 45 1 mile and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Trafford Park Winding Hole 1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Intu Trafford Centre Visitor Moorings 1 mile and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Ashburton Road Pipebridge 2 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ashburton Road Bridge 2 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Barton Swing Aqueduct
Manchester Ship Canal crossing
2 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Barton Lane Underbridge No 46A 2 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Barton Yard 2 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Patricroft Basin and Warehouse 2 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Patricroft Bridge Winding Hole 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Patricroft Bridge No 47 2 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Patricroft Railway Bridge No 48 3 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
M602 Motorway Bridge No 49 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Monton Turn 3 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Perrin Lane Pipebridge 3 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Perrin Lane Bridge No 50
Monton Green Bridge
3 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Winding Hole East of Worsley 4 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Worsley Dry Docks 4 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Worsley Footbridge No 51 4 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Worsley Visitor Moorings 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Worsley Delph 4 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Worsley Bridge No 52 4 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
M60 Motorway Bridge over Leigh Branch
Includes sliproad bridge from Wordesley Brow
4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
M60 Slip Road 4 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Bridgewater Marina 5 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Boothstown Basin 5 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
The Moorings PH
Fayre & Square
6 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Boothshall Bridge No 54 6 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Boothstown Bridge No 55 6 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Vicar's Hall Bridge No 56 6 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Winding Hole between Vicar's Hall and Whitehead Hall Bridges 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Whitehead Hall Bridge No 57 7 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Old Boat House PH 7 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Astley Bridge No 58 7 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Peel Hall Pipe Bridge 8 miles 0 locks
Peel Hall Winding Hole 8 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Moss Brook Aqueduct 8 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lingard's Bridge No 59 8 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Morley's Bridge No 60 8 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Morley's Bridge Winding Hole 8 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Marsland Green Bridge No 61 8 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Marsland Green Winding Hole 8 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Great Fold Bridge No 62 9 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Hall House Bridge No 63 9 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Butt's Basin and Wharf
Toll Office
9 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Butt's Bridge No 64 9 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Leigh Sewage Works Pipe Bridge 10 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Mather's Lane Bridge No 65 10 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bedford Basin 10 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Bedford Basin Pipebridge
Site of Railway Bridge
10 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Bridgewater Bridge Winding Hole 10 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Leigh Bridge No 11
Junction of the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch).
10 miles and 6¼ 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