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Scheme Barton Aqueduct

Provides a missing link across the Manchester Ship Canal by reinstating the towpath on Barton Aqueduct, avoiding the need for pedestrians and cyclists to use the busy Barton Road swingbridge.

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Scheme description

This project will create a new traffic-free route between Salford and Trafford Park. This includes reinstating a historic raised towpath across the Barton aqueduct, two new ramps, a wider towpath and surface improvements. It will complete a key gap in the Bridgewater Way route, making it easier for residents of Salford to reach key employers and retailers without using a car.

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Barton Aqueduct 'Before'
Barton Aqueduct 'Before'
Barton Aqueduct 'After' visualisation
Barton Aqueduct 'After' visualisation
Barton Aqueduct - view 1
Barton Aqueduct - view 1
Barton Aqueduct - view 2
Barton Aqueduct - view 2
Barton Aqueduct - view 3
Barton Aqueduct - view 3

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