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Prestolee Aqueduct
Prestolee aqueduct panorama.jpg
Panorama of Prestolee Aqueduct
Coordinates 53°33′09″N 2°22′35″W / 53.5525°N 2.3764°W / 53.5525; -2.3764Coordinates: 53°33′09″N 2°22′35″W / 53.5525°N 2.3764°W / 53.5525; -2.3764
OS grid reference SD751062
Carries Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal
Crosses River Irwell
Locale Prestolee, Greater Manchester
Heritage status Grade II
Characteristics
Trough construction Stone
Pier construction Stone
Total length 185 feet (56.4 m)
Width 16 feet 6 inches (5.03 m)
Traversable? Yes
Towpaths SW Side
Number of spans Four
History
Construction end 1793

Prestolee Aqueduct is a stone-built aqueduct in Prestolee, Kearsley in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. The four-arch structure was constructed in 1793 to carry the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal across the River Irwell. It is now preserved as a Grade II listed building.

The aqueduct is one of two remaining major structures on the canal, the other being the Clifton Aqueduct. A third major aqueduct, Damside Aqueduct, was demolished in the 1950s.

As of 2007, the aqueduct still carried water, although it was not navigable as adjoining sections of the canal are in need of restoration.

Prestolee aqueduct from riverbank
The Bolton arm of the canal runs underneath the house at the very top of this image, and is accessed via a set of locks
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