'Swing bridge team' swings into action

Published: Thursday, 05 November 2020

THERE is little doubt that Canal & River Trust now have a 'swing bridge team' on the Leeds & Liverpool.

Virtually every week, even two in one day, swing bridges on this navigation fail, holding up boaters waiting for them to be repaired.

But now there is a swing bridge team all ready and waiting to swing into action when one breaks down, as the New Lane Swing Bridge (31) did at Burscough yesterday, as Keith Gudgin reports.

Out rushed the team

Out rushed the team to the brige, and it was repaired and the navigation open—the same day!

Now we are getting somewhere.