No wide beams at Grand Union lock

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2020

THE broken lock on the Grand Union Canal has been 'made safe' but prevents wide beam access.

Ivinghoe Lock (32) on the Grand Union failed, and though it has been made safe it means that one of the pair of gates will not open and so cannot allow passage of wide beam boats, Keith Gudgin reports.

Temporary fix

However a 'temporary fix' is to be made to allow wide beams, but this will not rectify the problem until a permanent repair is eventually made.

There is not intimation when this might be.