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Barton Swing Aqueduct

| Barton, Eccles, Salford M30 0HX, England
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Worth a walk to take a look.

Very near the Trafford centre. You can walk from Barton Sq. Following the canal path towards... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2017
fred g
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An amazing piece of engineering, definitely worth a look

An amazing piece of engineering, which you can get up close to. If you're at the Trafford... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2017
Peter K
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Jan 30, 2017
“An amazing piece of engineering, definitely worth a look”
Jan 18, 2017
| Barton, Eccles, Salford M30 0HX, England
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Very near the Trafford centre. You can walk from Barton Sq. Following the canal path towards Eccles. Great piece of engineering.

Thank fred g
Reviewed January 30, 2017

An amazing piece of engineering, which you can get up close to. If you're at the Trafford centre, definitely worth stopping by. Easy parking and can have a close look at both the swing bridge and aquaduct.

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed January 18, 2017

For anyone who likes canals, transport engineering and constructions this is a must. This is magnificent engineering where the Bridgewater crosses the Manchester Ship Canal. This is fantastic stuff and is worth close study to see how clever our forefathers were.

1  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Had a walk round this morning to the swing bridge and marvelled at the feat of engineering involved with the canal viaduct and barton swing bridge. Theres potential added attractions surrounding the area which needs addressing! Theres the derelict boarded up house on Chapel lane...More

2  Thank jodelleManchester
Reviewed August 31, 2015

If you like canals Worsley is an must and whilst there this is just down the road. It is at its most impressive when opening/closing. The ship canal cruise gives a great view.

Thank PandM_10
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Barton Swing Aqueduct is a local landmark, both The Bridgewater Canal and The Manchester Ship Canal stretch for many miles and both worth a visit. You can book local boat trips along The Bridewater Canal from Worsley, including Tea Afternoons. The Manchester Ship Canal also...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed December 25, 2014

An amazing experience to take our boat over the Manchester Ship Canal on this brilliant piece of engineering. We also went under it on the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop when we cruised the Manchester Ship Canal.

1  Thank hilofoz
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Heritage from Yesteryear.Gives you a flavour of the importance of the canal. Look at the writing in the stone near the low bridge.

Reviewed September 28, 2013

A typical example of the skill in overcoming obstacles in the heyday of british engineering. A canal bridge that retains water but can swing to allow boats on the ship canal to pass.

1  Thank gazManchesterUk
Reviewed September 23, 2013

In it's day, this was one of the wonders of the world, as was the original stone aqueduct that came before it. Built to carry the Bridgewater Canal across the Manchester Ship Canal, it was necessary for it to turn to allow ocean going ships...More

1  Thank Bill7475
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