Facts and Figures about the Ribble Link
Predicted cost £5.4M
Official launch of the project: 27th November 2000
Length 5.3 Km - 3.3 Miles
Number of locks: 9
Flood ControlThe navigation is designed to accomodate a 1 in 50 year flood by means of flood control banks and bypass channels.
DistancesFrom the Ribble Link Navigation to:
LocksLength: 22 m - 72 feet
Width: 4.27 m - 14 feet 3 inches
Draught: 1.2 m - 4 feet
Air Draught: 2.44 m - 8 feet
Level on the Lancaster Canal: 20.8 m - 68 feet above ordnance datum.
Level at lock 1: 2.7 m - 9 feet above ordnance datum.
Drop in water level: 18.1 m - 59 feet
Note that the locks on the Rufford Branch are shorter, at only 62 feet, than those on the rest of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Send questions and comments to RLT@aaug.net
Last Revised: Sat 22nd June 2002
Copyright © 1997-2002 by John Clegg, Cliff Fazackerley and the Ribble Link Trust Ltd.