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Mersey & Irwell Navigation

Description of Mersey & Irwell Navigation: Was a 20.25 mile, 8 locks, river navigation from Bank Quay, Warrington, to Quay Street, Manchester.

History of Mersey & Irwell Navigation: Authorised by an Act of June 1721, work started in 1724, opened in 1736. By 1894 most of the navigation had been replaced by the Manchester Ship Canal.
For more details see the History page.

Narrowboat crossing the Mersey

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