Drinkwater Lift Bridge disappears!

Published: Monday, 20 January 2020

DRINKWATER Lift Bridge on the South Oxford has disappeared!

Drinkwater2Canal & River Trust closed it to allow works to rebuild the bridge approach end walls on the 13th January and then to change it from manual working to an hydraulic lift system.

Virtually demolished

But it seems the workers were carried away as the bridge has been virtually demolished, that surely was not necessary to install hydraulics.

However we are told that it will all be finished by the 6th March.

Rodney Hardwick tells us that Drinkwater Lift Bridge was particularly difficult to use as an awkward locking
catch needed to be operated with a BW key, so will be much better to work with a hydraulic system.