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River Mersey

Description of River Mersey: This tidal navigation runs 43 miles from Bank Quay, Warrington, to the Mersey Bar Light Vessel.

History of River Mersey: Act of Parliament of 1805 enabled the collection of tolls.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of River Mersey: The river below Garston is only suitable for sea-going vessels.

Navigation Authority: : Mersey Docks Harbour Company, Maritime Centre, Port of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside L21 1LA : Telephone 0151 949 6000 : (Covers the lower Mersey from Garston to Liverpool.).

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River Mersey: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Bank Quay Warrington

0

0

N

SJ596879

108

Runcorn Bridge

Junction with Manchester Ship Canal via Old Ouay Lock

7.3

0

N

SJ509834

108

Bridgewater Lock, Runcorn.

Closed since 1920. Junction with Manchester Ship Canal.

8.5

0

N

SJ492812

108

Weston Point

Junction with Manchester Ship Canal Junction with Manchester Ship Canal via Weston Mersey Lock

9.5

0

N

SJ486812

108

Eastham Junction

Junction with Manchester Ship Canal Main entrance to the Manchester Ship Canal

18.3

0

N

SJ368811

108

Liverpool, Salisbury Dock

Access to Leeds and Liverpool Canal via Stanley Docks.

24

0

N

SJ334912

108

Mersey Bar Light Vessel

End of navigation

43.1

0

N

0

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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