Rochdale Nine closed

Published: Friday, 27 September 2019

A BROKEN lock gate has closed the Rochdale Nine in Manchester.

Nine86overflowThe failure is a gate at Chorlton Street Lock (86) near the top of the flight, but as there is no winding the whole nine locks are closed, Keith Gudgin reports.

Listed structure

A problem is that the lock is a listed structure so permission for any work must first be gained from the local authority before any work can be undertaken.

It is understood the gate remains intact but is unable to be operated.  Engineers are expected on site today.