More balance beam problems

Published: Thursday, 13 June 2024

THE Shropshire Union Canal has more problems with Christleton Lock 9.

More deterioration of a balance beam has been discovered, meaning that it has to be reinforced to stop it breaking-off completely, Keith Gudgin reports.

So specialist contractors to fabricate brackets to reinforce and strengthen the balance beam have been brought in who will start work next week.

Calder & Hebble Navigation

Cromwell Lock 8 on the Calder & Hebble Navigation has had its downstream offside gate collar snapped and is closed again with the lock out of use.

We are told a team will endeavour today to make the lock safe and reopen for operation if possible, until a full repair can be undertaken.

But it is not understood how the gate can be operated without an intact gate collar.