The Barton Swing Aqueduct, which takes the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. Barton, Manchester, England, UK

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The Barton Swing Aqueduct, which takes the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. Barton, Manchester, England, UK
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The Barton Swing Aqueduct consists of a channel that can be sealed off at each end to form a 235 feet long and 18 feet wide tank, holding 800 tons of water, that swings round on its pivot. The aqueduct, which is the first and only swing aqueduct in the world, is a Grade II* listed building and is considered a major feat of Victorian civil engineering. Designed by Sir Edward Leader Williams and built by Andrew Handyside of Derby, the swing bridge opened in 1894 and remains in regular use.
Location: Barton, Manchester, England, UK