Anderton Boat Lift gets winter check up

Water draining from the lift. PHOTOS: CANAL & RIVER TRUST

THE Canal & River Trust is carrying out £30,000 of vital repairs to Anderton Boat Lift.

After water is drained from the aqueduct leading up to the boat lift, any silt and debris which has built up over the years will be removed. Engineers will then carry out a full survey of the lift to plan for future maintenance.

The caissons.

Alex Parsons-Hulse, engineer at the Canal & River Trust said: “The work the Trust is doing will ensure the lift remains in good working condition for the boaters who use it and for the hundreds of thousands of people who come to visit this engineering masterpiece.”