Project: Anderson Boat Lift

We are pleased to be working in partnership with Arcadis on the Canal River Trusts Anderton Boat Lift.

The project involves a detailed coatings and corrosion survey using rope access.

The Anderton Boat Lift is a two caisson lift lock near the village of AndertonCheshire, in North West England. It provides a 50-foot (15.2 m) vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. The structure is designated as a scheduled monument, and is included in the National Heritage List for England;[1] it is also known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways.[2]

Built in 1875, the boat lift was in use for over 100 years until it was closed in 1983 due to corrosion. Restoration started in 2001 and the boat lift was re-opened in 2002. The lift and associated visitor centre and exhibition are operated by the Canal & River Trust. It is one of only two working boat lifts in the United Kingdom; the other is the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.