Dating in manchester england
It was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester.
It was opened in 1761 from Worsley to Manchester, and later extended from Manchester to Runcorn, and then from Worsley to Leigh.
His initial plan was to make the terminus at Hempstones, east of Runcorn Gap, but following a study of the tides and depth of water there, he decided instead to build the terminus west of Runcorn Gap. Nine locks had a fall of 2 metres (7 ft), with a fall at the river lock of more than 6 metres (20 ft) at low water.
It allowed vessels to enter and leave the canal on any tide.
The duke therefore gained a second Act of Parliament, which superseded the original.
Brindley's planned route began at Worsley and passed southeast through Eccles, before turning south to cross the River Irwell on the Barton Aqueduct.
One commentator wrote that when finished, "[the canal] will be the most extraordinary thing in the Kingdom, if not in Europe.
The boats in some places are to go underground, and in other places over a navigable river, without communicating with its waters".
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The connection to the Mersey was made on 1 January 1773.
The river's tidal action tended to deposit silt around the lower entrance to the locks, so to counteract this a channel, equipped with gates at each end and known as the Duke's Gut, was cut through the marshes upriver from the locks.
The canal is connected to the Manchester Ship Canal via a lock at Cornbrook; to the Rochdale Canal in Manchester; to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Preston Brook, southeast of Runcorn; and to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Leigh.
It once connected with the River Mersey at Runcorn but has since been cut off by a slip road to the Silver Jubilee Bridge.