Anderton Boat Lift Trust Wikipedia
The Anderton Boat Lift Trust is a waterway society in Cheshire, England, UK, and a member of the partnership to restore the Anderton Boat Lift near Northwich on the Weaver Navigation.
The other partners are:Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs
Friends of Anderton Boat Lift
Heritage Lottery Fund
Inland Waterways Association
Trent and Mersey Canal Society
The Anderton Boat Lift, also known as 'The Cathedral of the Canals' or the 'Eiffel Tower of the Waterways', was built in 1875 to transport boats 50 feet from the Trent and Mersey Canal to the River Weaver. It closed in 1983 due to structural faults caused by corrosion. The Anderton Boat Lift Trust was launched in October 1993; it had been campaigning for the restoration of the lift, and succeeded in bringing together all sectors of society. The trust submitted a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery in 1997. The boat lift featured on the BBC2 programme Restoration. boat lift was re-opened in 2002.
The lift had a successful first summer season, with over 100,000 visitors, 800 boats passing through, and 16,000 taking a ride on the tripboat.