Anderton Boat Lift Trust

3 Beechview Road


T: 01928 788673

The Anderton Boat Lift, also known as 'The Cathedral of the Canals' or the 'Eiffel Tower of the Waterways', was built in 1875 to transport boats 50 feet from the Trent and Mersey Canal to the River Weaver. It closed in 1983 due to structural faults caused by corrosion. The Anderton Boat Lift Trust was launched in October 1993; it had been campaigning for the restoration of the lift, and succeeded in bringing together all sectors of society. The trust submitted a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery in 1997. The boat lift featured on the BBC2 programme Restoration. boat lift was re-opened in 2002.

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