Anderton Boat Lift

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I am currently spending some time on the river Weaver before resuming my journey north to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The river Weaver is a navigation canal (parts of the river have been dug as a canal to improve navigation) that mainly served the salt production in the area.

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Built in 1875 to raise and lower boats to the nearby Trent and Mersey Canal it closed in 1983 due to rust. After refurbishment it reopened in 2002.

Screenshot 2019-04-11 at 11.21.46The gears at the top are original, but no longer raise and lower the boats as it is done hydraulically these days.

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