Await further instruction

Published: Friday, 05 May 2023

THE broken swing bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is still out of action.

After the inspection is was discovered there was a further issue in addition to the 'operating fault' Keith Gudgin reports.

Further problem

Handcocks Swing Bridge (9) was discovered to have a further problem that requires replacement parts, that have to be sourced then fitted.

This means that the bridge can no longer by manually swung for passage.

But a different request from Canal & River Trust—that asks boater travelling to and from Liverpool to stay at the bridge and await further instruction.

Rochdale still closed

Lock 15 on the Rochdale Canal is also still out of action.

The lock suffered failure of both head gate paddles and has been inspected.

We are told that the trust will work to plan and undertake a repair as soon as possible.