Thelwall Viaduct

Twin motorway bridges
Thelwall Viaduct, Warrington, Trafford, England, United Kingdom
M6 Motorway
 
Thelwall Viaduct is a minor waterways place on the Manchester Ship Canal (Main Line) between Walton Junction (Junction of Manchester Ship Canal Main Line and Walton Lock Branch) (3 miles and 6½ furlongs and 1 lock to the west) and Pomona Dock No 4 (Junction with Branch to Bridgewater Canal) (12 miles and 4¾ furlongs and 3 locks to the east).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Walton Junction is Stratham Pumping Station No 3 (Disused); 2½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Pomona Dock No 4 is Rixton Junction (Junction with the River Mersey); 1 mile and 1 furlong away.

Mooring here is unrated

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Nationwide Building Society cashpoints (ATM machines) (2 miles away)

There is a bridge here which takes a motorway over the canal.

Latchford Viaduct2 miles, ½ furlongs
Latchford Locks1 mile, 6½ furlongs
Thelwall Pumping Station1 mile, 1½ furlongs
Thelwall Ferry1 mile
Stratham Pumping Station No 32½ furlongs
Thelwall Viaduct
Rixton Junction1 mile, 1 furlong
Marker place "!6qnb"1 mile, 2¾ furlongs
Marker place "!6qna"1 mile, 4½ furlongs
Marker place "!6qn9"1 mile, 6 furlongs
Marker place "!6qm8"1 mile, 7¼ furlongs
 
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Nearest water point

Potato Wharf Arm — 13 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Potato Wharf Arm
Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms — 13 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms
Stretford Marina — 14 miles, 5½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford Marina
New Islington Marina — 15 miles, 2 furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to New Islington Marina
Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1 — 15 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1
Junction with the New Islington Canal Arm — 15 miles, 3 furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Junction with the New Islington Canal Arm
Watch House Cruising Club — 15 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Watch House Cruising Club
Fairfield Junction — 18 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 31 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Worsley Visitor Moorings — 18 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford - Waters Meeting, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Worsley Visitor Moorings

Nearest rubbish disposal

Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1 — 15 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Potato Wharf Arm — 13 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Potato Wharf Arm
Watch House Cruising Club — 15 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Watch House Cruising Club
Fairfield Junction — 18 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 31 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Worsley Visitor Moorings — 18 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford - Waters Meeting, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Worsley Visitor Moorings

Nearest place to turn

Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn — 11 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to Bridgewater Canal Junction (closed), then on the Bridgewater Canal (Runcorn Locks Branch) to Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn
Victoria Arm Junction — 11 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel 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
Pomona Lock Branch Junction — 12 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction
Hulme Hall Road Winding Hole — 13 miles, 2½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Hulme Hall Road Winding Hole
Hulme Locks Branch - Bridgewater Canal Junction — 13 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Hulme Locks Branch - Bridgewater Canal Junction
Potato Wharf Arm — 13 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Potato Wharf Arm
Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms — 13 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms
Castlefield Junction — 13 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction
Middlewood Basin No 1 — 13 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Woden Street Footbridge, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (River Irwell Upper Reach) to Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal - River Irwell Junction, then on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line) to Middlewood Basin No 1
Grocer's Wharf — 13 miles, 6½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Grocer's Wharf
Middlewood Basin No 2 — 13 miles, 6½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Woden Street Footbridge, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (River Irwell Upper Reach) to Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal - River Irwell Junction, then on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line) to Middlewood Basin No 2
Salford Tunnel Basin — 13 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 5 locks away
Travel to Woden Street Footbridge, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (River Irwell Upper Reach) to Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal - River Irwell Junction, then on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line) to Salford Tunnel Basin
Stretford - Waters Meeting — 14 miles, 3½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford - Waters Meeting
Stretford Marina — 14 miles, 5½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford Marina
Ducie Street Junction — 14 miles, 7½ furlongs and 13 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Ducie Street Junction
New Islington Marina — 15 miles, 2 furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to New Islington Marina
Edge Lane Winding Hole — 15 miles, 4 furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Edge Lane Winding Hole
Preston Brook Marina — 15 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel 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 Preston Brook Marina
Trafford Park Winding Hole — 15 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford - Waters Meeting, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Trafford Park Winding Hole
Butler Lane Lock Winding Hole — 15 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to Butler Lane Lock Winding Hole

Nearest self-operated pump-out

New Islington Marina — 15 miles, 2 furlongs and 15 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Castlefield Junction, then on the Rochdale Canal to New Islington Marina

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Stretford Marina — 14 miles, 5½ furlongs and 4 locks away
Travel to Pomona Dock No 4, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Pomona Lock Branch) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford Marina
Claymoore Canal Holidays — 16 miles, 1 furlong and 11 locks away
Travel 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 Preston Brook - Waters Meeting, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Preston Brook Branch) to Claymoore Canal Holidays
Bartington Wharf — 19 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 12 locks away
Travel 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 Preston Brook - Waters Meeting, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Preston Brook Branch) to Preston Brook, then on the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) to Bartington Wharf
 

Wikipedia has a page about Thelwall Viaduct

The Thelwall Viaduct (grid reference SJ664883) is a steel composite girder viaduct in Lymm, Warrington, England. It carries the M6 motorway across the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey. Its location on the motorway network is between junctions 20 and 21 of the M6, the former being also known as junction 9 of the M56.

It actually comprises two entirely separate bridges, one of 4,414 feet long carrying the northbound carriageway, which was the longest motorway bridge in England when it was opened in July 1963, and one 4,500 feet long carrying the southbound carriageway which was opened in 1995. The longest single span is the one of 336 feet crossing the ship canal.

In July 2002 a failed roller bearing was discovered and it became necessary to close all but one northbound lane. As the M6 at the time carried an estimated 150,000–160,000 vehicles per day, this led to serious congestion. The viaduct was not completely reopened to daytime traffic until February 2005, and subsequently remained partially closed at night for further remedial work to take place. In all, 148 bearings were replaced, with the repair scheme costing around £52 million.

Given the bridge's height and openness to the elements it has frequently been the subject of speed reductions due to strong gusts of wind that badly affect the stability of high-sided vehicles. On several occasions lane closures have resulted as a consequence of articulated vehicles simply being blown over. However, the open sides of the bridge are a deliberate design feature to reduce the likelihood of snow drifts building on the carriageways.

In April 2011 a massive free party took place under the bridge, with reportedly over 5,000 ravers in attendance.

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