Now the crane boat has broken down!

Published: Wednesday, 24 March 2021

IT WAS late October of last year that a void appeared in Saltersford Lock on the Weaver.

Yet it is still not repaired and so closed to navigation, Keith Gudgin reports.

Satersford2Encountered a delay

The latest reason given is that Canal & River Trust has encountered a delay due to the crane boat breaking down and so unable to attend, but they hope to get it on site with the work finally complete by the 9th April.

During November work did not start 'due to availability of people, resources and water resources which are needed for emergency works elsewhere'.

Reviewing the methodology

Then in January we were told the trust was 'reviewing the methodology for the renovation and repairs at Saltersford Lock'.

Which obviously took a very long time as it is only now that work was to commence, but the lack of a a crane has prevented this.