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Hunts Lock at Northwich

The 2010 Riversdale Bridge

The Weaver Navigation Headquarters at Northwich

Northwich from Hayhurst Bridge showing the former Flotel

The Town Bridge at Northwich

Carden's Ferry Bridge

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

Northwich > Northwich Woodlands > Anderton

The Weaver passes through Northwich town centre

Hunts locks are adjacent to Sir John Deanes College and the Northwich Rowing Club.

There is a right of way across the locks and the backwater by means of Riversdale Bridge, which reopened in December 2010.

The river now passes beneath the Chester to Manchester railway line and the site of the famous Yarwood's shipbuilding yard.

A little further down the river is the former British Waterways Navigation repair yard and offices and Hayhurst Swing Bridge.

Hayhurst Bridge was opened in 1898 and was the first of two semi floating bridges with most of their weight supported by air filled pontoons beneath the river.

Ahead of you to the right is the mouth of the River Dane and Northwich Town Bridge.

Redevelopment of the area between the two bridges has begun and should progress in the near future, with Northwich gradually turning its face to the river which served it so well as a transport link over the years.

Leaving Northwich behind the river is shortly in the countryside again.

It is hard to believe that all the land here is reclaimed from flashes caused by pumping brine from the rock salt beds beneath.

Approaching Anderton, industry makes its presence felt - sited here to use both the brine and the Weaver Navigation.

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