Leeds & Liverpool Canal closed until Easter

Published: Friday, 24 December 2021

THE failing wall between bridges 170 and 171 at Gargrave on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to take until Easter to repair.

Canal & River Trust state that work will start in January but it will be the middle of April when the work will be completed and the navigation re-opened, Keith Gudgin reports.

Prevent its collapse

Temporary propping-up will be installed in the nearby lock to stabilise the wall and prevent its collapse until repair work starts. Then the wall will be carefully taken down, then the ground stabilised and the rebuild begun.

One snippet of good news concerning the Leeds & Liverpool Canal however—the incident to both the 'tailgate paddle stalks' at Lock 62 at Johnson’s Hill that caused its closure, has been attended to with the lock now operational and so the navigation re-opened