Swing bridge fails again

Published: Friday, 15 June 2018

IT WAS just over a month ago that the Crabtree Swing Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal failed, but it has done so again.

CrabtreeLast time it was a 'structure failure' and this time—another 'structure failure', Keith Gudgin tells us.

Seven failures

This year there have been seven swing bridge failures on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, that surely must point to a lack of maintenance and Canal & River Trust's obvious new policy of 'wait until it break then mend it'!

Perhaps they all need replaceding having reached their 'use by' date.


The bridge has now been repaired and in working.