Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line)

The Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line) is a broad canal and is part of the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal. It runs for 11 miles through 13 locks from Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal - River Irwell Junction (where it joins the Manchester Ship Canal (River Irwell Upper Reach)) to Church Wharf (which is a dead end).

The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has a junction with the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Bury Branch) at Prestolee Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Margaret Fletcher Tunnel

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "closed"

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Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal - River Irwell Junction
Bloody Bridge
The old bridge has been replaced with an arched timber structure, incorporating elements of the old Lock 3
a few yards 0 locks
Margaret Fletcher Tunnel (south end) ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Margaret Fletcher Tunnel (north end) ½ furlongs 0 locks
Middlewood Deep Lock No 1 ½ furlongs 0 locks
Middlewood Basin No 1 ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Middlewood Basin No 2 1¼ furlongs 1 lock
East Ordsall Lane Bridge 1¼ furlongs 1 lock
East Ordsall Lane Lock No 3 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Salford Tunnel Lock No 4 (narrows)
The position of the original Lock 4
2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Salford Tunnel Basin 2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Salford Tunnel No1 (south end)
Limit of Navigation
2½ furlongs 2 locks
Windsor Bridge (Salford) 7 furlongs 2 locks
Park House Road Bridge 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 2 locks
Agecroft Road Bridge 3 miles and ¼ furlongs 2 locks
Lumn's Lane Aqueduct (demolished) 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 2 locks
Hogg's Bridge 4 miles and 3¼ furlongs 2 locks
Clifton Viaduct
A Grade II listed stone structure crossing the River Irwell and the canal
4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 2 locks
Fletcher's Canal Junction
Junction with the disused Fletcher's Canal
4 miles and 4½ furlongs 2 locks
Pack Saddle Bridge 4 miles and 4½ furlongs 2 locks
Clifton Aqueduct
Crosses the River Irwell
4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 2 locks
Phillips Park Motorway Bridge 5 miles 2 locks
Rhodes Lock No 7 5 miles and 4¼ furlongs 2 locks
Kilcoby Bridge 5 miles and 6¾ furlongs 3 locks
Giant's Seat Lock No 8 6 miles and ¾ furlongs 3 locks
Giant's Seat Lock No 9 6 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
The Horse Shoe Inn 6 miles and 6½ furlongs 5 locks
Ringley Canal Bridge 6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 5 locks
Ringley Road Bridge 6 miles and 7½ furlongs 5 locks
Ringley Lock No10 7 miles and ¼ furlongs 5 locks
Ringley Lock No11 7 miles and ½ furlongs 6 locks
Appleyard Bridge 7 miles and 5¼ furlongs 7 locks
Silver Hill Bridge 7 miles and 6½ furlongs 7 locks
Prestolee Aqueduct
Crosses the River Irwell.
7 miles and 7 furlongs 7 locks
Prestolee Locks No 12, 13, and 14 7 miles and 7½ furlongs 7 locks
Prestolee Locks No 15, 16, and 17 8 miles and ¼ furlongs 10 locks
Prestolee Junction
Junction of Bury Branch with Main Line
8 miles and ½ furlongs 13 locks
Prestolee Road Bridge 8 miles and ¾ furlongs 13 locks
Nob End Cottages 8 miles and 1½ furlongs 13 locks
Salt Wharf 8 miles and 4 furlongs 13 locks
Hall Lane Aqueduct (demolished) 8 miles and 7½ furlongs 13 locks
Fogg's Aqueduct (demolished) 9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 13 locks
Smithy Bridge (Bolton) 9 miles and 6 furlongs 13 locks
Dam Side Aqueduct (demolished) 9 miles and 7¾ furlongs 13 locks
Burnden Railway Viaduct 10 miles and 3 furlongs 13 locks
Church Wharf
Bolton, end of navigation
11 miles 13 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal

The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal is a disused canal in Greater Manchester, England, built to link Bolton and Bury with Manchester. The canal, when fully opened, was 15 miles 1 furlong (24.3 km) long. It was accessed via a junction with the River Irwell in Salford. Seventeen locks were required to climb to the summit as it passed through Pendleton, heading northwest to Prestolee before it split northwest to Bolton and northeast to Bury. Between Bolton and Bury the canal was on the same level and required no locks. Six aqueducts were built to allow the canal to cross the rivers Irwell and Tonge, as well as various minor roads.

The canal was commissioned in 1791 by local landowners and businessmen and built between 1791 and 1808, during the Golden Age of canal building, at a cost of £127,700 (£8.85 million today). Originally designed for narrow gauge boats, during its construction the canal was altered into a broad gauge canal to allow an ultimately unrealised connection with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The canal company later converted into a railway company and built a railway line close to the canal's path, which required modifications to the Salford arm of the canal.

Most of the freight carried was coal from local collieries but, as the mines reached the end of their working lives sections of the canal fell into disuse and disrepair and it was officially abandoned in 1961. In 1987 a society was formed with the aim of restoring the canal for leisure use and, in 2006, restoration began in the area around the junction with the River Irwell in Salford. The canal is currently navigable as far as Oldfield Road, Salford.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal
[Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal] [Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Act 1791] [Clifton Viaduct] [Clifton Hall Colliery] [Clifton Aqueduct] [Matthew Fletcher (mine owner and engineer)] [Daisyfield Viaduct] [Manchester and Bolton Railway] [Stoneclough] [Agecroft Power Station]
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