Another Leeds & Liverpool swing bridge fails

Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2020

THE Canal & River Trust tell us that Bar Lane Swing Bridge (197) is out of action.

However Nicholson's show Bridge 197 as Stockbridge Swing Bridge, so it is all rather vague which swing bridge is out of action.

Unable to get it working

However, it failed on Monday, and though engineers were present yesterday, they were unable to get it working again, Keith Gudgin reports.

The engineers tell that the barrier repair has been carried out but they are experiencing problems with the emergency stop circuit and are also having problems with the realignment of the bridge.

So it is still not workable and the navigation is still closed.