Acton Swing Bridge

Warrington Road, Acton Bridge, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Warrington Road (A49)
 
Acton Swing Bridge is a place on the waterways on the River Weaver (main line) between Head of Weston Marsh Side Lock (Junctions with Manchester Ship Canal and River Weaver - Old Navigation Line) (7 miles and 6½ furlongs and 1 lock to the west) and Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver) (4 miles and 1½ furlongs and 1 lock to the east).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Head of Weston Marsh Side Lock is Mill Wharf Entrance; ½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver) is Mill Wharf Exit; 2 furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

Facilities: water point.

There is a swing bridge here.

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Mill Wharf Entrance½ furlongs
Acton Swing Bridge
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Mill Wharf Exit2 furlongs
 
User contributed information about Acton Swing Bridge
This bridge over the River Weaver was built in 1932 and was the first in the country to rest on a floating pontoon. It replaced an older bridge which was sited a few hundred yards upstream. The original abutments are visible on the river banks from the Leigh Arms car park. The River Weaver was canalised in the 18th century, linking Northwich and Winsford with the sea in order to improve the transport of salt. Before that, salt was moved by road to the nearest navigable part of the river, which is north of here at Frodsham. To begin with, sailing flats were used to move the salt, although they weren't sailed when on the river, but hauled by men on the banks. After a towpath was constructed, horses replaced the men. Once steam barges came into use, more headroom was needed beneath the road bridges, so these were replaced by bridges which swung to one side to allow the boats to pass.
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Nearest water point

The nearest water point is here. Others are at:
Anderton Services — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Anderton Services
Northwich Town Service Station — 5 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Winsford Bottom Flash
Orchard Marina — 9 miles, 1½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Orchard Marina
Winsford Marina — 11 miles, 1½ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Winsford Bottom Flash
Middlewich Big Lock No 75 — 13 miles, 6½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Big Lock No 75
Middlewich Town Wharf — 14 miles, 1 furlong and 2 locks away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Town Wharf
Middlewich Junction — 14 miles, 4 furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Junction
The Boat Museum — 15 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Head of Weston Marsh Side Lock, then on the River Weaver (Weston Marsh Lock Line) to Weaver Mouth, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (Main Line) to Ellesmere Port Junction, then on the Shropshire Union Canal (Wirral Line - Main Line) to The Boat Museum

Nearest rubbish disposal

Anderton Services — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Anderton Services
Northwich Town Service Station — 5 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Winsford Bottom Flash
Middlewich Household Rubbish and Recycling Centre — 13 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Household Rubbish and Recycling Centre
The Boat Museum — 15 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Head of Weston Marsh Side Lock, then on the River Weaver (Weston Marsh Lock Line) to Weaver Mouth, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (Main Line) to Ellesmere Port Junction, then on the Shropshire Union Canal (Wirral Line - Main Line) to The Boat Museum

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Anderton Services — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Anderton Services
Northwich Town Service Station — 5 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Winsford Bottom Flash
The Boat Museum — 15 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Head of Weston Marsh Side Lock, then on the River Weaver (Weston Marsh Lock Line) to Weaver Mouth, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (Main Line) to Ellesmere Port Junction, then on the Shropshire Union Canal (Wirral Line - Main Line) to The Boat Museum

Nearest place to turn

Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver) — 4 miles, 1½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Winsford Bottom Flash
Anderton Winding Hole — 4 miles, 3 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Anderton Winding Hole
Anderton Marina — 4 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Anderton Marina
Barnton Tunnel (East end) — 5 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Barnton Tunnel (East end)
Winding Hole between Barnton and Saltersford Tunnels — 5 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Winding Hole between Barnton and Saltersford Tunnels
Wincham Winding Hole — 7 miles, 1 furlong and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Wincham Winding Hole
Bradley Meadow Winding Hole — 7 miles, 1 furlong and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Bradley Meadow Winding Hole
Milepost - Preston Brook 3 Miles — 7 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Milepost - Preston Brook 3 Miles
Bartington Winding Hole — 8 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Bartington Winding Hole
School Lane Winding Hole — 8 miles, 6 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to School Lane Winding Hole
Dutton Hall Winding Hole — 8 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Dutton Hall Winding Hole
Orchard Marina — 9 miles, 1½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Orchard Marina
Park Farm Marina (Davenham) — 9 miles, 3½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Park Farm Marina (Davenham)
Billinge Green Flash — 9 miles, 6½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Billinge Green Flash
Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn — 9 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Delamere Dock Entrance, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (Main Line) to Bridgewater Canal Junction (closed), then on the Bridgewater Canal (Runcorn Locks Branch) to Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn
Dutton Stop Winding Hole — 10 miles, ½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Dutton Stop Winding Hole
Preston Brook Winding Hole — 10 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Preston Brook Winding Hole
Whatcroft Flash — 10 miles, 1½ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Whatcroft Flash
Victoria Arm Junction — 10 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Delamere Dock Entrance, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (Main Line) to Bridgewater Canal Junction (closed), then on the Bridgewater Canal (Runcorn Locks Branch) to Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Victoria Arm Junction
Winsford Winding Hole — 10 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Winsford Bottom Flash

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Anderton Services — 4 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Anderton Services
Northwich Town Service Station — 5 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Winsford Bottom Flash

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Bartington Wharf — 7 miles, 7 furlongs and 1 lock away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Bartington Wharf
Claymoore Canal Holidays — 11 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Preston Brook, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Preston Brook Branch) to Claymoore Canal Holidays
Andersen Boats Wharf — 14 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Andersen Boats Wharf
Middlewich Top Wharf — 14 miles, 3½ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Top Wharf
Elton Moss Wharf — 18 miles, 1 furlong and 10 locks away
Travel to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver), then on the Anderton Lift to Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey), then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Middlewich Junction, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) to Elton Moss Wharf
 

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