Breach on Leeds & Liverpool affects other repair

Published: Thursday, 14 October 2021

THE breach on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Rishton has affected the repair to Lock 50 on the canal.

Brought to a standstill

Contractors working on the sinkhole repair at Lock 50 have been brought to a standstill as the widebeam delivering material is unable to move owing to the breach closing the waterway, Keith Gudgin reports.

The breach between bridges 109 and 110 has closed the four flights from Barrowford to Wigan—a total of 44 miles, with the boat carrying the material caught in the stoppage.

This leaves a vast expanse of the Leeds & Liverpool unavigable.