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Barton Bridge, Barton Aqueduct and Control Tower. That Part in Eccles. Manchester Ship Cana;, Eccles

Description: Barton Bridge, Barton Aqueduct and Control Tower. That Part in Eccles. Manchester Ship Cana;

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 211942

OS Grid Reference: SJ7663397602
OS Grid Coordinates: 376633, 397602
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4746, -2.3535

Location: Redclyffe Road, Salford M30 7AJ

Locality: Eccles
County: Salford
Country: England
Postcode: M30 7AJ

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Listing Text

SJ 793ll
4/9 Barton Bridge,Barton
Aqueduct and Control
- Tower. That part in
G.V. II*
Swing road bridge, swing canal aqueduct and centrally placed
control tower. c.1894. Sir Leader Williams engineer. Wrought
iron; brick tower. Both the bridge and aqueduct revolve on a
central axis to allow the passage of ships. The aqueduct
takes the form of a boxed lattice girder with a cranked
upper member and the channel, which remains full of water
when turning, at the bottom. The road bridge has bow-string
lattice girders to either side of the roadway. Fabricated by
A. Handyside and Co. Ltd. Tall 2 x 2-bay 4-storey control
tower with pyramidal roof and external staircase. The
aqueduct was built to replace Brindleys famous aqueduct of
c.1760 and is in itself a considerable feat of engineering.

Listing NGR: SJ7663397602

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Source: English Heritage

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