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Water for the Bridgewater

             
London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 3 Brindley - the pioneer Bridgewater water Puddled clay The Canal Duke's Acts Changing attitudes The profitable canal
  James Brindley supplied the canal with waste water from the coal mines which drained through special tunnels. He made the canal run on the level all the way. There were no locks so less water was used. However he had to build an aqueduct over a river - an astonishing achievement in those days. Engraving of the Barton Aqueduct
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