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The 2010 Riversdale Bridge

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The Anderton Boat Lift Mural

The Weaver is only navigable from Winsford Bridge to its confluence with the Ship Canal

Engineering Heritage Award
21st March 2014

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has awarded the Anderton Boat Lift an Engineering Heritage Award in recognition of its status as the oldest operational boat lift in the world.

Chief executive of the Canal and River Trust Richard Parry received the award, a commemorative plaque, from Chairman of the IMechE Heritage Committee, John Wood, at a ceremony on Friday, 21st March 2014.

At the event, the Chairman of the Heritage Committee at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, John Wood said:

“Anderton is the oldest boat lift in the world, and one of only two operating boat lifts in all of the UK.

It is a remarkable feat not just of Victorian engineering, but also of modern-day restoration.

This award recognises the work of both the original designers and engineers as well as their modern day colleagues who have re-engineered this Boat Lift and restored it to such impressive working order.”

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