The barrage is pulled through the aqueduct
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Chirk Aqueduct: First horse-drawn barge to cross in decades

A horse-drawn barge has crossed Chirk Aqueduct near Wrexham for the first time in decades.

Saturn, which carried cheese to Manchester 100 years ago, is the only floating example of a horse-drawn Shropshire Union fly-boat.

A horse called Taff took her across Thomas Telford's 700ft (210m) long link.

The aqueduct, which stands 70ft (21m) high, is a forerunner to the more famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct just down the road and is itself over 100 years old.

Horse pulls barge over aqueduct

  • 15 May 2013
  • From the section Wales