Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,139 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Barton Aqueduct

From Graces Guide
1760. Brindley's Barton Aqueduct.

The Barton Aqueduct was designed by James Brindley to enable the Bridgewater Canal to cross the River Irwell. It consisted of three semicircular arches, the centre one having a span of 63ft. The total length of the aqueduct was about 200 yards and the average width twelve yards.[1]

Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal involved removal of the whole of the three arches and the construction of a new aqueduct on a slightly different line, the Barton Swing Aqueduct.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1888/11/02