Pennine Waterways News

Friday 24 September 2010

Barton Aqueduct Restriction

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


  1. This Aqueduct is one of the strangest things I have seen on a canal system as far as I know there is nothing like this thing on the US Canal System. A draw bridge filled with water.

  2. Yet another remarkable example of the vision and ability of Victorian engineering. Makes me proud to share (most of) a language with them.


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