Niffany Swing Bridge breaks again

Published: Thursday, 03 May 2018

FOR the third time in ten months Niffany Swing Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is out of action.

This was reported as out of action today (Thursday) and is the third time in ten months, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Serious fault

It failed in July last year, then again in February this year and again today, which must point to a serious fault in its mechanism, meaning rather than the temporary repairs a more permanent repair to the problem should be undertaken, otherwise surely it will keep failing.


The swing bridge has been repaired again and the navigation open.