Hope for temporary repair to Leeds & Liverpool culvert

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2022

THERE is hope for a temporary repair to the collapsed culvert at Bradley on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

This will allow the navigation to reopen during the season then to have the repair permanently undertaken during November, Keith Gudgin reports.

Two weeks to complete

However the temporary repair is expected to take around two weeks to complete, but once done will allow navigation but under restrictions as there will be a reduced draught.

The reduced draught is expected to be 0.6 metres, only single passage will be allowed at 'dead slow' and there will be a temporary landing erected for the operation of Bradley Swing Bridge.

The culvert collapsed earlier this month leaving a two metre hole in the canal bed.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

The further culvert leak between locks 21E and 20E on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal has now been attended to and the navigation reopened.