Swing bridge back in action

Published: Thursday, 02 December 2021

THIS time it was not a normal failure at Coxhead Swing Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

CoxheadLLBut the result of storm Arwen that damaged its road barriers leaving the bridge inoperable and in the closed position, Keith Gudgin reports.

Quickly on the scene

The local team however was quickly at the scene with a repair undertaken and the swing bridge working and the navigation reopened.

Coxhead is one of those Leeds & Liverpool swing bridges that have a reputation for failing, with 20 reports shown on narrowboatworld of its failures and repairs.