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Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal)

Description of Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal): An important link to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and of historic significance as it passes through Worsley, where the canal age was born, and passes over Barton Swing Aqueduct.

History of Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal): Built under the Bridgewater Canal Act of 1760 but completed in 1761.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Bridgewater Canal

Navigation Authority: : Bridgewater Canal, The Bridgewater Canal Company Limited , Peel Dome , The Trafford Centre, Manchester , M17 8PL. : Telephone 0161 629 8334 : Email bridgewaterway@peel.co.uk :

Website: http://www.bridgewatercanal.co.uk/

Closing Barton Swing Aqueduct

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Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal): Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Stretford, Waters Meeting

Junction with Bridgewater Canal Bridgewater Canal Main Line junction

0

0

N

SJ795955

109

Taylor's Bridge No 43

0.1

0

N

SJ794956

109

Barton Swing Aqueduct

Manchester Ship Canal crossing

2.3

0

N

SJ767976

109

Patricroft Basin and Warehouse

2.6

0

N

SJ763981

109

Patricroft Bridge No 47

2.8

0

N

SJ762982

109

Patricroft Railway Bridge No 48

3.1

0

N

SJ762987

109

Monton Green Bridge No 50

3.6

0

N

SJ763995

109

Worsley Wharf

4.5

0

N

SD750002

109

Worsley Bridge No 52

4.8

0

N

SD747004

109

M62 Motorway Bridge

4.9

0

N

SD745003

109

Boothstown Bridge No 54

6.1

0

N

SD736003

109

Boothstown Bridge No 55

Bridgewater Colliery Tips

6.5

0

N

SD721001

109

Vicar's Hall Bridge No 57

7

0

N

SJ715998

109

Whitehead Hall Bridge No 57

7.5

0

N

SJ707997

109

Astley Bridge No 58

7.8

0

N

SJ702997

109

Lingard's Bridge No 59

8.4

0

N

SJ693995

109

Morley's Bridge No 60

A580 road bridge

8.5

0

N

SJ690994

109

Marsland Green Bridge No 61

8.9

0

N

SJ684994

109

Great Fold Bridge No 62

9.1

0

N

SJ681994

109

Hall House Bridge No 63

9.4

0

N

SJ675995

109

Butt's Basin and Wharf

Toll Office

9.8

0

N

SJ671995

109

Butt's Bridge No 64

9.9

0

N

SJ669995

109

Mather's Lane Bridge No 65

10.3

0

N

SJ662996

109

Former railway bridge site

10.5

0

N

SJ660996

109

Leigh Bridge No 66

Junction with Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal junction

10.8

0

N

SJ655998

109

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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