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Top Locks, Runcorn

Waterloo Bridge

This view of the canal basin at the Runcorn end of the Bridgewater canal, just before the boats enter the lines of locks to go down to the level of the River Mersey. It gives a good idea of the amount of traffic which used this canal. Date unknown but probably well before 1930 (?). There appears to be a boat on the far left which is just about to enter, or is just leaving, the "top lock" .

In the picture of the basin today, pleasure craft now moor up in the basin. The old locks have been filled in and the roads to the Jubilee bridge pass over where the "top-locks" were. There is no access down to the Manchester Ship Canal from here. The canal just stops here!
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