THE Anderton Boat Lift is closed until the end of the year tells Canal & River Trust.
It is not safe to use as the gate lifting mechanism is liable to drop unexpectedly so is closed to all boats, David Collins reports.
Boat in the lift
Yet here is a boat actually in the lift this week, having come down from the Trent & Mersey Canal—obviously another ghost ship!
The long closure is due to the installation of new equipment in the gate lifting mechanisms but with the boat lift such a unique structure new components have to be designed, manufactured, and tested, we were told, yet it is obviously still being used.