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IoE Number: 211942
Location: BARTON BRIDGE, BARTON AQUEDUCT AND CONTROL TOWER. THAT PART IN ECCLES. MANCHESTER SHIP CANA;,
  ECCLES, SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS
Date Photographed: 01 September 2006
Date listed: 16 July 1987
Date of last amendment: 16 July 1987
Grade II*

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ECCLESMANCHESTER SHIPSJ 793llCANAL4/9Barton Bridge,BartonAqueduct and Control

ECCLES MANCHESTER SHIP SJ 793ll CANAL 4/9 Barton Bridge,Barton Aqueduct and Control - Tower. That part in Eccles 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.

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