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The history and operation of Barton swing aqueduct

John C. Fletcher

The history and operation of Barton swing aqueduct

by John C. Fletcher

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Published by John & Margaret Fletcher in Bolton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aqueducts -- England.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliog.

    Statementby John C. Fletcher.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination47p. :
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15355171M
    ISBN 100951905805
    OCLC/WorldCa26541771

    Although now traffic is greatly reduced, the waterway remains the world's eighth-longest ship canal, only slightly shorter than the Panama Canal.«[Image: Barton swing road bridge and swing aqueduct carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal; right: On the commercial opening day, 1 Jan , Samuel Platts’ steam yacht, the. The Glen Echo Company was formed, in , under the direction of Manager William Jeffers. Jeffers dubbed the old Glen Echo Chautauqua grounds "Glen Echo Park" and installed some new features. Within a year Jeffers' advertisements for Glen Echo proclaimed it as "A Resort for the Refined" and with such features as a carrousel, bowling, a pony track, shooting galleries, boating and a dance pavilion.

      Barton Swing Aqueduct - Towpath Following my earlier post, and the photograph from Wonderful Britain magazine showing horses on the elevated towpath of the swing bridge, I decided to look back at the pictures I took when we crossed the bridge (twice) back in On 17 July the first bargeload of coal is pulled along the completed canal. Brindley's aqueduct (replaced in by the present swing aqueduct) crosses the Irwell at Barton. The strange sight of a barge floating in a gutter high up in the air becomes one of the first great tourist attractions of the Industrial Revolution.

      Balance wheels, swing bridges , Balancing – Ball bearings, mechanical design – Barrier gates –, Barton Aqueduct, Manchester Ship Canal 49–50, Barton Swing Aqueduct 49– Bascule bridges. balance beam 8, 27–29, 30, balancing – Belidor 6, 7, – buffers centring devices. A swing bridge is a movable bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring, usually at or near to its center of gravity, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally as shown in the animated illustration to the right. Small swing bridges as found over canals may be pivoted only at one end, opening as would a gate, but require substantial.


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The history and operation of Barton swing aqueduct by John C. Fletcher Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Barton Swing Aqueduct is a moveable navigable aqueduct in Barton upon Irwell, Greater Manchester, carries the Bridgewater Canal across the Manchester Ship swinging action allows large vessels using the ship canal to pass underneath and smaller craft, both narrowboats and broad-beam barges to cross over the top.

The aqueduct, the first and only swing. Buy History and Operation of Barton Swing Aqueduct 1st Edition by John C. Fletcher (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Barton Swing Aqueduct looking east from the road swing bridge. Four miles west of Manchester, between Stretford and Worsley, is one of the wonders of the waterway world - the Barton Swing Aqueduct, carrying the Bridgewater Canal across the Manchester Ship Canal.

The Barton Swing Aqueduct was a direct replacement for the earlier Barton Aqueduct, a stone structure crossing the River Irwell. The original stone aqueduct was designed by James Brindley and dated to ; it was described as "one of the seven wonders of the canal age".

Boughey, J. and Hadfield, C. British Canals: A Standard History. ISBN () Burton, A. The Waterways of Britain. ISBN 0 00 2 () Cossons, N. The BP Book of Industrial Archaeology () Fletcher, J. & M. The History and Operation of Barton Swing Aqueduct () Gladwin, D.D. A Pictorial History of Canals.

ISBN 0. The Barton Swing Aqueduct is a direct replacement for the earlier Barton Aqueduct, a masonry structure crossing the River Irwell and completed in The construction of the Manchester Ship Canal in the s necessitated the replacement of this structure, as the height of ships using the new ship canal was too great to pass under the old aqueduct.

History. The Barton Swing Aqueduct is a direct replacement for the earlier Barton Aqueduct, a masonry structure crossing the River Irwell and completed in The construction of the Manchester Ship Canal in the s necessitated the replacement of this structure, as the height of ships using the new ship canal was too great to pass under the old aqueduct.

The Barton Swing Aqueduct was a direct replacement for the earlier Barton Aqueduct, a stone structure crossing the River original stone aqueduct was designed by James Brindley and dated from ; it was described as "one of the seven wonders of the canal age".

[4]The construction of the Manchester Ship Canal in the s necessitated the replacement of this structure, as the height. A History of Spain Second Edition by Simon Barton. Condition is Very Good. I used this book for the Culture of Spain at the Universoty of Toledo.

I used to book but it has not been wrote in. Shipped with USPS Media Rating: % positive. Barton Road Swing Bridge (or Barton Road Bridge) is a swing bridge for road traffic in Greater Manchester that crosses the Manchester Ship Canal between Trafford Park in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford to Barton-upon-Irwell in the City of Salford.

The bridge is a Grade II listed building, and is part of a surrounding conservation area. It runs parallel to the Barton Swing Aqueduct which.

History and Operation of Barton Swing Aqueduct. by John C Fletcher Waterways into Castlefield. by John C Fletcher Walk around Castlefield. by D Brumhead & T White Pearson's Canal Companion: The Cheshire Ring. by Michael Pearson Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey and Bridgewater canals and Rochdale Nine.

Colour photos and diagrams. Four photographs showing the Swing Aqueduct in various stages of construction. Work demolishing Brindley’s Barton Aqueduct did not commence until May when the Bridgewater Canal could be diverted across the new Swing Aqueduct.

The weight of the aqueduct is supported by 64 steel rollers, but when swung, a greased hydraulic ram takes some of the weight off the rollers. Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and so much more.

Reedham Swing Bridge in operation - 09/06/ - Duration: Windfall Apple Pudding. Favourite Boating Recipes; Traditional Cabin Fare.

Book Club 9 Barton Aqueduct Swing Bridge. Avoiding Liverpool was the aim: All aboard the world's ONLY moving aqueduct Barton Aqueduct While the road bridge crosses the island at a right angle the Author: Alun Taylor.

Bridgewater Canal – Old Trafford to Barton. Bridgewater Canal near to Barton Swing Bridge The structure in the background was an elevated towpath, Narrow Boat crossing the Barton Swing Aqueduct. Link to Aqueduct in Operation.

52 Miles of the Bridgewater Canal are Underground. Shortly after Barton High Level Bridge can be seen a control tower on an island in the centre of the canal.

This is the location of Barton Road Bridge (B - Barton/Redclyffe Road) and the famous Barton Swing Aqueduct (Bridgewater Canal). Both bridges are controlled by an. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of John C Fletcher books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.

The Bradford Canal was a mile ( km) English canal which ran from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Shipley into the centre of Bradford. It opened inand was closed inwhen it was declared to be a public health hazard.

Four years later it reopened with a better water supply, and closed for the second time in   The boat lift was the brainchild of the Weaver Navigation's chief engineer, Sir Edward Leader Williams (who later went on to mastermind the Manchester Ship Author: Alun Taylor.

Just like Barton Swing Aqueduct the idea for the Anderton Boat Lift was conceived by Sir Edward Leader Williams. The lift was in operation for more than a hundred years until where a maintenance crew found so much corrosion that the lift had to close.History of the Manchester Ship Canal, Used.

You Searched For: Title: up to Manchester, where the canal's terminus was built. Major landmarks along its route include the Barton Swing Aqueduct, the only swing aqueduct in the world, and Trafford Park, the world's first planned industrial estate and still the largest in Europe.

This history.As well as Derby's famous Friar Gate Bridge, Andrew Handyside also made movable bridges! In Manchester are two such bridges located right next to each other.

This blog post is about Barton Swing Aqueduct. On 27th June I made a special journey to go and see one of Andrew Handyside's movable bridges.