All very strange

Published: Monday, 14 November 2022

HOW can a boat run aground in a bridge hole?

The notice from Canal & River Trust tells that a boat had run aground in Moss Swing Bridge hole, Keith Gudgin reports.

An obstruction

Yet there was no notice of lack of water at that swing bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, but the trust maintained that it was causing an obstruction and navigation was closed on Sunday morning.

Then later in the day a further notice that the navigation was open, with a link to the map showing the location of the bridge, but a notice stating it was not available.

The reason given for the stoppage was 'water resources'.

Bridge finally in position

Today there is a feaure in the West Leeds Dispatch telling that it’s been a very long wait, but the replacement Moss Lane Bridge in Rodley is finally in position on site.

All very strange undeed.