Bridgewater Canal (Hulme Locks Branch)

The Bridgewater Canal (Hulme Locks Branch) is a broad canal and is part of the Bridgewater Canal. It runs for 1 furlong through 2 locks from Hulme Locks Branch - Bridgewater Canal Junction (where it joins the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line)) to River Irwell - Hulme Locks Branch Junction (where it joins the Manchester Ship Canal (River Irwell Upper Reach)).

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 not known. The maximum draught is not known.

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "no reason given"

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

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Hulme Locks Branch - Bridgewater Canal Junction
Branch closed
Hulme Lock No 2 ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hulme Lock Basin ½ furlongs 1 lock
Hulme Lock No 1 ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Medlock Junction
Junction of the River Medlock with the Hulme Locks Branch
¾ furlongs 2 locks
River Irwell - Hulme Locks Branch Junction
Junction with the River Irwell and the Hulme Locks Branch of the Bridgewater Canal
1 furlong 2 locks
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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