Liverpool Canal Link

Liverpool Canal Link

The Liverpool Canal Link is a £20m scheme to extend the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, at Liverpool, from the Eldonian Village, into the South Docks. The new link will add convert|1.4|mi|km of navigable waterway to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.


The estimated completion date for the new section of canal is Autumn 2008; and for the Pier Head, it is July 2008. The date for the opening of the link is dependent on progress of the several new developments near Princes Dock and at Mann Island.


The proposed route will include two new locks, open channels, tunnels and culverts. Two new highway bridges are to be built, as well as flow control structures and utility diversions.

The canal link begins at the Leeds & Liverpool Canal (at the top of Stanley Lock Flight) and the infilled section of Trafalgar Dock. Following dredging in the 1990s this section is currently in water and navigable. Further dredging will take place at the northern edge of the Trafalgar Dock infill.

Between Trafalgar Dock and the Princes Half Tide Dock a convert|21|ft|m|adj=on wide channel through Trafalgar Dock and the northern end of West Waterloo Dock will be built, with a new crossing at the dock passage between Trafalgar and West Waterloo Dock. The channel from West Waterloo Dock to Princess Dock is to be dredged.

From the northern end of Prince's Dock through to the start of the Pier Head area a new fixed bridge and lock will be built at Princes Dock. Prince's Dock Footbridge is to be modified and the bridge approaches landscaped. A new culvert across land known as Plot 7 will be built along with another new culvert beneath St. Nicholas Place and the new Cruise Liner Facility.

The final section of the canal link commences south of the Floating Roadway Basin, crosses the Pier Head and terminates at Canning Dock. convert|500|m|yd of new canal is to be built along with associated bridge crossings and a lock structure. A new basin will be built at Mann Island along with extensive landscaping for the general public.

ee also

*Canals of Great Britain


External links

* [ British Waterways Liverpool Canal Link website]
* [ Pennine Waterways canal link]

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