Rochdale culvert damaged

Published: Thursday, 20 February 2020

IT WAS realised after re-filling an empty pound on the Rochdale Canal that again drained away. that there was a leak.

This proved to be the culvert between Brearley Upper Lock (6) and Broadbottom Lock (7) at Hebden Bridge that had failed, Keith Gudgin reports.

Significant damage

It was discovered that there was significant damage to the culvert owing to the amount of flood water during the recent storms, and so the navigation is now closed.

Canal & River Trust state it is working to restore water levels.