Swing bridge failure not CaRT's fault

Published: Monday, 19 July 2021

THE failure of a swing bridge on the Kennet & Avon Canal was not the fault of Canal & River Trust.

The failure of Sheffield Swing (9) on the waterway at Theale was published yesterday, Sunday, but it was soon discovered there was no fault, but the failure of the traffic light system, Keith Gudgin reports.

Sending engineers

This system is managed by West Berks Council, that has been contacted and are sending engineers to attempt to rectify the problem.

Hopefully the swing bridge will be operating properly again today.


Swing bridge reopened.