More work needed on L&L swing bridge

Published: Thursday, 01 July 2021

THE required parts for the broken swing bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal were sourced on Monday.

This meant that the trapped boaters could get through Dock Swing Bridge (209) at Shipley either late Monday or Tuesday morning, but it was not to be, as it was then discovered that extra work was needed to get the bridge in operation, Keith Gudgin reports.

Gilly Dobbs tells us there were more boaters waiting to get though yesterday, Wednesday.

She was told that the extra work was not realised upon the original inspection, but they would 'get it open as soon as possible'.

Better news

Better news however for the boaters held up by the failure of Oxlease Swing Bridge (33) on the Kennet & Avon, as this was repaired yesterday and the navigation reopened.