A collection of photos and historical comment about the UK's aqueducts, the underappreciated heroes of the inland waterways system.
Friday, 23 October 2009
Prestolee Aqueduct Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal
This is one of two surviving aqueducts on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal, built in the late 1790's to cross the River Irwell.
The structure is built of stone and its four spans extend for 185 ft, carrying a broad 16ft 6in wide water channel. This is now a listed monument (Grade 2) and is patiently awaiting reconnection to the main system.