Widely considered one of the seven great wonders of the waterways, this major feat of Victorian engineering was built to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. Waterways enthusiasts from all over the world come to marvel at the sight of tons of water swinging across the canal in an enormous trough. A system of gates closes both the trough and the ends of the canal. The aqueduct, which was built to avoid delays through emptying and filling, is turned by hydraulic machinery and operated from a control tower on the canal bank. For further details, call the tourist information center on +44 871 222 8223.
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