Saltersford Lock closed again

Published: Monday, 24 January 2022

THE Saltersford Large Lock on the Weaver was closed to navigation on Friday.

This time it is due to a fault with the hydraulics on a lock gate, Keith Gudgin reports.

Engineers have been to site we are told to investigate and discovered there is a fault with the hydraulics.

That excuse

The lock suffered a broken collar at the the end of May last year and Canal & River Trust brought in the excuse that it was 'organising a method of repair', that Victor found difficult to understand, he listing seven other broken collar repairs that had been completed, so stated Canal & River Trust must surely know their 'method of repair' by now.

This time with the hydraulics they are 'currently investigating the issue'!


Lock repaired and navigation reopened.