Down on the Bridgewater

We are still on the Bridgewater moving back toward the Leeds & Liverpool at Leigh. It really is interesting to be on a canal that is not CRT and to see the differences, some good some bad, bt mainly just different. I really must investigate as to why the Bridgewater was not nationalised with the other canals at the end of the second world war. I suspect it was something to do with the ports.

The canal is still closed near the Bridgewater Marina as a new bridge is going in, it is supposed to reopen toward the end of May, but there still seems a lot to do.

As you can see the canal is dammed by a causeway.

Bridgewater Canal Bridge works
Bridgewater Canal Bridge works
Bridgewater Canal Bridge works
Bridgewater Canal Bridge works

We recently moored by Astley Green and the pit museum. An interesting bit of narrow gauge track has been renewed, it used to take caol from the pit to the canal, looks like there are plans to fire up some of the engines they have, as funds become available, that would be brilliant.

Astley Green pit head and narrow gauge track
Astley Green pit head and narrow gauge track

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