Work on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Published: Saturday, 14 October 2023

DAMS are now in place around the suspected culvert failure at Wanless Bridge (45) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The fish rescue has taken place, and the section between the dams has been drained through the hole that has appeared, Keith Gudgin reports.

CCTV inspection

So now all the debris from the bottom is being cleared to allow a CCTV inspection.

Then, Canal & River Trust state, 'Our engineers will then be working with our design team early next week to create a method of repair which will also help us to determine estimated time-frames'.

The padlocks have been removed from the Greenberfield Lock Flight for customers to access the customer service facilities only. But will remain under review depending on the surrounding water levels.

Wigan flight

Progress is continuing on the repair to the cill on Lock 69 on the Wigan Flight as the trust tells it enters a critical time in its works.

The new cill and other required replacement parts have been fabricated this week. Next week preparation of the lock chamber will continue to enable the concrete to be  poured  ready to install the new parts and the cill.

It is expected that the work will be finished and the navigation reopened before the end of October, with works currently still on track to be completed by Friday 27th.