Shroppie breach caused by collapsed culvert

Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2021

AS LOCALS are aware, the breach at Bennett's Bridge  (80) on the Shropshire Union Canal has been caused be a culvert collapse, Canal & River Trust report.

Needless to say the culvert now needs replacement with the trust stating 'Unfortunately, the adverse weather conditions have impacted our progress today and we were forced to remove the stop planks to allow water through the site to prevent the canal from overtopping upstream'.

Being monitored

The water levels are now being monitored while contractors continue with preparing the site, Keith Gudgin reports.

Work is expected to commence later this week.  The towpath remains open for the visitors to the site!  Refreshments provided!