Broken Swing bridge closes L&L for 'several weeks'

Published: Thursday, 25 April 2019

THE damage to Coxhead's Swing Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal has closed it for 'several weeks' says Canal & River Trust.

CoxheadLLInspection of the damage revealed the damage is so severe that the trust cannot be sure of when it can be repaired, only that it could take weeks, that will of course close the waterway for the period, Keith Gudgin reports.

Vehicle caused damage

Though it was first told that vandals had caused the damage, it is now stated that it was a vehicle that struck the mechanism and caused the damage.

As the mechanism is now open to the elements, to reduce the risk of vandalism, theft or weather damage, it has all been removed, with the bridge in the closed position, preventing navigation.