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Waterloo bridge (Bridge 89)
Waterloo bridge (Bridge 89)
This was the end of the Bridgewater Canal, a dead-end.
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Comments by J Wontner. Tongham Surrey, 1st August 2011  kathkleen.wontner@ntlworld.com 
Late 1950s.Went on at this point down flight of ,I think ,9 locks into Ship Canal then into Weaver Navigation. Used to be a short cut that we used once ,but it was almost impassable. Boat 'Sundowner', converted RNLI sailing Lifeboat. Great pictures; brought back many memories including passing through tunnel in another boat.

Comments by Eric Butterworth, 11th August 2017  e.butterworth3@ntlworld.com 
There where a lot more than 9 locks, there was the old run which would have connected to the River Mersey ( prior to MSC) the new run which ran down to Runcorn docks. I believe that the gates on the new run where sold and are on the canal kennet and Avon when the locks where filled in.
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