Dry run for aqueduct

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A behind the scenes tour of the Lune Aqueduct was held last week giving people a rare glimpse of the iconic structure from the canal basin.

A £2m makeover of the 250-year-old, Grade I Listed structure got under way last month, and British Waterways began the program of works by draining the water from the aqueduct to repair leaks.

The aqueduct has been awarded a £1m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, which has been match funded by British Waterways, who will now carry out works to include repairs to the canal and aqueduct channel, re-pointing and masonry repairs and improving access between the aqueduct and the Lune.

British Waterways hosted the Stoppage Open Day on February 9 when attendees got the chance to step down into the aqueduct channel.

See the Lancaster Guardian (18-02-11) for full story.