Double quick reopening of the Llangollen!

Published: Wednesday, 28 April 2021

AS WAS obviously expected there was double quick re-opening of the Llangollen Canal culvert failure.

it was only on the 13th of April that the culvert collapsed on the Llangollen Canal at Hurleston, yet two weeks later it is repaired and the navigation reopened, Keith Gudgin reports.

Over two months

Measure this with other culvert collapses that usually take months to repair, such as the one at Bennet's Bridge (80) on the Shropshire Union that Canal & River Trust estimated at 10 weeks—and it was longer before it was repaired.

The reason of course is that the Llangollen supplies water to Hurleston Reservoir that in turn supplies water to Cheshire towns and villages, and that must not stop, hence the hasty installation of pipes and the hastier repair to the culvert to allow the water to fully flow again.