One navigation closed but another opens

Published: Thursday, 18 February 2021

THE bad news first—the Grand Union summit pound is locked off.

SpencersSwingBridge'Water resources' is the reason given by Canal & River Trust with the navigation closed at Cowroast Lock until further notice.

This is relating to the recent flooding in the area.

Good news

The good news is that the Leeds & Liverpool Spencer's Swing Bridge that was out of action has been quickly repaired with the navigation reopened.

This time it was a vehicle strike of the barrier that caused the problem, this being a somewhat reliable swing bridge.