Further delay on Kennet & Avon re-opening

Published: Wednesday, 23 June 2021

THE reopening of the closed Saltford Lock on Kennet & Avon Canal has been further delayed.

The lock was closed to navigation on Sunday 6th June owing to a 'structural failure' of the lock gates, Keith Gudgin reported.

Crane not of sufficient power

Work was then scheduled to be completed by 10th, but this passed by as it was discovered that the crane was not of sufficient power to lift a gate so a larger crane was required.

The work was expected to be completed by 4pm yesterday, Tuesday, but as yet no notice has been received of its completion.