The canal ran for 5 furlongs (1 km) between the River Irwell from southwest of Quay Street, to a branch of the Rochdale Canal southeast of Lower Mosley Street, mostly through a 499-yard (456 m) tunnel. The canal is now dry, and disused, although large parts remain underneath the city, particularly sections underneath the Great Northern Warehouse and Granada Studios. The original western entrance is still visible from the River Irwell; the eastern entrance has been redeveloped into a small canal basin behind the Bridgewater Hall.
The canal used four locks and lifted water from the River Irwell with two pumping stations.
|Lock 1||53°28′44″N 2°15′26″W / 53.4789°N 2.25725°W / 53.4789; -2.25725 (Lock 1)|
|Lock 2||53°28′43″N 2°15′24″W / 53.478734°N 2.256632°W / 53.478734; -2.256632 (Lock 2)|
|Slate Wharf||53°28′42″N 2°15′22″W / 53.478416°N 2.256148°W / 53.478416; -2.256148 (Slate Wharf)|
|Transhipment Dock||53°28′37″N 2°14′58″W / 53.476848°N 2.249349°W / 53.476848; -2.249349 (Transhipment Dock)|
|Lock 3||53°28′35″N 2°14′54″W / 53.476445°N 2.248293°W / 53.476445; -2.248293 (Lock 3)|
|Lock 4||53°28′35″N 2°14′53″W / 53.476396°N 2.247946°W / 53.476396; -2.247946 (Lock 4)|
|Stop Lock||53°28′33″N 2°14′45″W / 53.475716°N 2.245764°W / 53.475716; -2.245764 (Stop Lock)|
|Bridgewater Hall Basin||53°28′32″N 2°14′43″W / 53.475582°N 2.245167°W / 53.475582; -2.245167 (Bridgewater Hall Basin)|
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