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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.

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.

The scheme is currently under consultation.

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