A restriction on opening times for Barton Swing Aqueduct has been announced. With effect from today until Thursday 30th September the aqueduct will be open to navigation by boats on the Bridgewater Canal between 9.15 am and 4.30 pm only.
This is due to temporary electrical problems with the aqueduct.
Normal Winter opening hours (9.15 am to 4.30 pm) will commence on 1st October. (In effect this means that the Winter opening times start a week early. The aqueduct would normally have been open until 9.00 pm up until 30th September.)
Barton Aqueduct seen from the Ship Canal