Anderton Boat Lift
The Anderton Boat Lift is a feat of Victorian engineering, built in 1875 for the movement of narrow boats carrying cargoes from the Trent & Mersey Canal to the River Weaver Navigation. The narrow boats would carry cargoes of coal, pottery and salt and boat lift was designed to save time for these goods to get to the ports. The boat lift eventually closed in 1983 and many people thought that it would never reopen, after much enthusiasm and hard work the newly restored boat lift was reopened in 2002. The boat lift still moves boats from the Trent & Mersey to River Weaver below, there is also a trip boat so visitors can experience the lift for themselves.