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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.
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.
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
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
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.