Anderton Boat Lift

Freshly restored after over 20 years of inoperability and decay, the lift is now fully operational as originally intended by its  Victorian designers. With the cables removed  from the mechanical winching apparatus that remains atop to preserve its early 20th century appearance the lift now operates hydraulically as originally intended. Two massive hydraulic cylinders lift one caisson (tank) apiece to raise/lower traffic from the canal above to the river below.

Anderton Boat Lift from Upper Basin

View of upper entrance to lift from basin off Trent & Mersey canal


Anderton Boat Lift

View showing the lift and connecting aqueduct


Anderton Boat Lift from Weaver Navigation

Lower entrance off the Weaver Navigation


Caisson & Hydraulic Ram

Hydraulic cylinder and spreader beam lifting Caisson


Webcam   Boat Lift Website

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