Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 127 miles long and crosses the country from Liverpool to Leeds. It has two main side-branches, the Leigh Branch and the Rufford Branch. The summit level is at 487 feet. Locks are 60 ft long and 14 ft 3 in wide. Coal was the main commodity carried, then limestone and eventually other goods through areas of heavy industry.The canal has one of the country's most unusual canal features - the Bingley Five-Rise Locks, as well as the high Burnley Embankment. The new £20 million Liverpool Canal Link was opened on 25 March 2009. It re-connected the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the Liverpool South Docks via Stanley Dock, allowing boats to travel past the world-famous Three Graces and through the Albert Dock World Heritage Site and to moor in Salthouse Dock.