Bridgewater Canal (Runcorn Locks Branch)

The Bridgewater Canal (Runcorn Locks Branch) is a broad canal and is part of the Bridgewater Canal. It runs for 3¼ furlongs through 10 locks from Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn (where it joins the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line)) to Bridgewater Canal Junction (closed) (where it joins the Manchester Ship Canal (Main Line)).

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 Runcorn and Weston Canal at Original Junction with the Runcorn and Weston Canal.

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

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

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Waterloo Bridge, Runcorn
the limit of navigation.
Queensway Bridge (Runcorn) a few yards 0 locks
A557 to A553 Slip Road
Ground level one way road crossing.
¼ furlongs 0 locks
Runcorn Locks Branch Lock No 5 ½ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge (Runcorn to Liverpool) ½ furlongs 2 locks
Runcorn Locks Branch Lock No 4 1 furlong 2 locks
Runcorn Locks Branch Lock No 3 2 furlongs 4 locks
Runcorn Locks Branch Lock No 2 2½ furlongs 6 locks
Original Junction with the Runcorn and Weston Canal 2½ furlongs 8 locks
Bridgewater House 2¾ furlongs 8 locks
Runcorn Locks Branch Lock No 1 2¾ furlongs 8 locks
Bridgewater Canal Junction (closed) 3¼ furlongs 10 locks
 
 
 
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Waterway Gazetteer for Bridgewater Canal (Runcorn Locks Branch ...
The Bridgewater Canal (Runcorn Locks Branch) is a broad canal and is part of the Bridgewater Canal. It runs for 3¼ furlongs through 10 locks from Waterloo ...
Bridgewater Canal - Runcorn Locks
Photo: Bridgewater Canal by Adrian & Gillian Padfield Proposals to restore Runcorn Locks at the western extremity of the Bridgewater Canal have been under ...
Bridgewater Canal - Wikipedia
The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England. .... Letter to the Bridgewater Canal offices concerning wives sleeping on boats, dated 11 November 1837 .... This was spent mainly on a second line of locks at Runcorn, which were completed in 1828, plus new warehouses at ...
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It has junctions with the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) at Stretford - Waters ... Hulme Locks Branch - Bridgewater Canal Junction .... The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England.
Runcorn and Weston Canal - Wikipedia
The Runcorn and Weston Canal was a short canal near Runcorn in Cheshire, England, constructed to link the Weston Canal, which is part of the River Weaver  ...
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The Bridgewater Canal, England. ... Runcorn Locks ... An arm from Stretford runs to Manchester, connecting with the Irwell Navigation via Pomona Dock and with ...
RLRS
The Runcorn Locks Restoration Society (RLRS) believes that valuable benefits ... of locks which were constructed in Runcorn to connect the Bridgewater Canal, ...
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A proud heritage... The Bridgewater Canal is often described as England's first canal ... The Bridgewater Way. Rural scene on the Bridgewater Canal at Walton ...
Runcorn Locks, Bridgewater Canal
The Bridgewater Canal was opened all the way to Runcorn in 1776, with locks down into the tidal River Mersey Estuary ... Go to Leigh Branch, Leigh to Stretford.
Bridgewater Canal Runcorn Branch Pub Guide
Details of pubs canalside or a short distance from The Bridgewater Canal ( Runcorn Branch) between Preston Brook and Runcorn Locks giving location ...
Information retrieved Tuesday 17 October 2017 at 8:00
 
 

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