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Dukinfield Aqueduct
River Tame, Dukinfield, Manchester, UK
Dukinfield Aqueduct
associated engineer
Benjamin Outram
date  1795 - 1798
era  Georgian  |  category  Aqueduct  |  reference  SJ934984
ICE reference number  HEW 1800
photo  Paul Dunkerley / ICE R&D Fund
Dukinfield Aqueduct carries the Peak Forest Canal over the River Tame. From the canal's origin at Portland Basin, it extends south at right angles to the Ashton Canal, flowing under a stone arch towpath bridge and over Dukinfield Aqueduct.
Benjmain Outram was the engineer for the 24km Peak Forest Canal, which runs from Dukinfield to Whaley Bridge, connecting a number of earlier canals.
The sandstone Dukinfield Aqueduct has three semicircular arches, each with four rings of brick voussoirs. Its piers feature rectangular dressed stone pilasters that stand on rounded cutwaters. Towpaths run across the aqueduct on either side of the water trough. The western towpath continues south along the canal.
Research: PD
bibliography
"A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Greater Manchester"
by Robina McNeil and Michael Nevell
Association for Industrial Archaeology, 2000
www.penninewaterways.co.uk
www.pittdixon.go-plus.net
Location

Dukinfield Aqueduct