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Carter House Swing Bridge Restores Access to Widnes Waterways

01/04/2010

This week saw the opening of the new Carter House accommodation bridge by the Mayor of Halton Borough Council.

The replacement of the existing fixed timber bridge with the new swing bridge has meant that for the first time in over forty years a half mile stretch of the Sankey Canal near Widness is open to boats.

Future plans to replace further fixed bridges along the canal with movable bridge are being developed restoring full navigation and hopefully leading to a boost in the local economy.

Eadon Consulting, working for Cheetham Hill Construction, were responsible for the structural and mechanical design of the bridge including providing full manufacturing drawings to the bridge supplier Ekspan Ltd.

The Mayor of Halton, Councillor Frank Fraser, opened the Carter House Swing Bridge

The Mayor of Halton, Councillor Frank Fraser, opened the Carter House Swing Bridge

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