Lock beam started to separate

Published: Thursday, 06 June 2024

THERE is another instance of a lock beam separating from a lock gate.

This is at Christleton Lock 9 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Keith Gudgin reports, asking if this is a new trend.

Started to separate

This occurred yesterday, Wednesday, when it was reported that the beam had started to separate from the lock gate.

Teams and contractors are conducting investigations into an emergency repair, with the lock still open.

If the lock does not operate as normal, boaters are told to call the North West Customer Service team. In the meantime the local team will continue to monitor the lock for any further deterioration.