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Liverpool Canal project

Description of Liverpool Canal project: Various routes were proposed for a canal from Manchester to Liverpool as an alternative for the Leeds & Liverpool route but none were authorised or built.

History of Liverpool Canal project: In 1765 it was first suggested that the Bridgewater Canal could be extended to Liverpool. A route was published in 1771 and an unsuccessful Bill was introduced in 1772. Revived again in 1792 and 1825.
For more details see the History page.

 

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