Hot weather closes more bridges

Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2022

IN ADDITION to the closure of the swing bridges on the Weaver, others are being affected by the hot weather.

Sandfield Bridge at Saul on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal was out of action due to the hot weather affecting its operation, Keith Gudgin reports.

Advised to check

And boaters are being advised to check with Fretherne Bridge 01452 740582, or Junction bridge 01452 740444 before their journey.

With the hot weather now passing it is expected that the bridge(s) will operate when cooled down, but boaters are advised to contact if intending to pass through

Checking back over the past 20 years, even though there have been hotter days, there is no record of swing bridges being affected by the heat and being inoperable as now.