Maclesfield closed again

Published: Friday, 08 June 2018

ONCE again the Macclesfield Canal is closed, this time by the damaged swing bridge.

Royal Oak Swing MacThe Royal Oak Swing Bridge on the canal has had its barrier damaged yesterday (Thursday) with the bridge unable to be moved from its closed position, Keith Gudgin tells us.


Engineers are inspecting the damage today to see if a quick repair can be achieved.

With the bridge usually in the 'open' position for vehicles they swing around the blind corner of the pub and crash into the barrier when it is down, it not being expected, so its damage being a fairly regular occurrence.