Stretford to Lymm (1) - Virtual Cruise

Waters Meeting, Stretford
Looking back to Waters Meeting through the road and railway bridges. The canal to Manchester goes off to the right while the arm to Leigh is left under the towpath bridge.
Stretford Marina, Bridgewater Canal
A short distance from Waters Meetings is Stretford Marina, flanked by apartments and houses.
Longford Bridge, Stretfod
More apartments on the approach to Longford Bridge.
Longford Bridge, Stretford
Longford Bridge carries the main A56 Chester Road across the canal.
Former Rathbone's Dry Dock, Stretford
Around a bend, an inlet into the offside bank marks the former entrance to the dry dock that was part of Rathbone's "boat and barge works".
Watch House Cruising Club
Passing through Stretford, the Watch House Cruising Club occupies this towpath-side building.
Watch House Cruising Club, Bridgewater Canal
Watch House moorings and club house, Stretford.
Barfoot Aqueduct, Bridgewater Canal
A slight wiggle in the canal line marks Barfoot Aqueduct, where the canal crosses the River Mersey.
Barfoot Aqueduct
Alongside Barfoot Aqueduct the former Cheshire Lines railway line, now the Metrolink tram route to Altrincham, also crosses the River Mersey.
Bridgewater Canal home page
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