Living With Our Rapido 963f Le Randonneur Motor Home.

Monday, 13 December 2010

The Anderton Boat Lift

The original 1875 structure is approximately 60 feet high, modified to 80 feet high with the addition of the machinery deck in 1908. The lift is 85 feet in length with an additional 165 feet aqueduct linking the structure with the canal. There are 2 tanks which transport 2 narrowboats each from the Trent & Mersey Canal to the River Weaver below and vice versa. Each tank is 75 feet long, 15 feet 6 inches wide and 9 feet 6 inches deep each weighing 252 tonnes full of water. Restored to full working order in 2001, using hydraulics, passage can be made in your own boat, or in the company's own trip boat, pictured in the river at the bottom of the lift here.
A Victorian Masterpiece of engineering.

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