Anderton Lift

The Anderton Lift is a broad canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 1 furlong from Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey) (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook)) to Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver) (where it joins the River Weaver (main line)).

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 8 feet and 2 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 6 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Anderton Lift

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Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey)
Anderton Lift Junction Footbridge a few yards 0 locks
Anderton Lift Basin (Trent and Mersey)
Entrance to lift
a few yards 0 locks
Anderton Lift (Trent and Mersey)
Connection to River Weaver via the lift
¼ furlongs 0 locks
Anderton Lift (River Weaver)
Connection to Trent and Mersey Canal via the lift
½ furlongs 0 locks
Anderton Lift Basin (River Weaver)
Entrance to lift
¾ furlongs 0 locks
Anderton Lift Junction (River Weaver) 1 furlong 0 locks
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Wikipedia has a page about Anderton Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift is a two caisson lift lock near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in North West England. It provides a 50-foot (15.2 m) vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. The structure is designated as a scheduled monument, and is included in the National Heritage List for England.

Built in 1875, the boat lift was in use for over 100 years until it was closed in 1983 due to corrosion. Restoration started in 2001 and the boat lift was re-opened in 2002. The lift and associated visitor centre and exhibition are operated by the Canal & River Trust. It is one of only two working boat lifts in the United Kingdom; the other is the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.

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Information retrieved Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 12:01