Lock 71 - Wigan Flight

Notice Details
From Date:
21st August 2017 at 07:00
To Date:
22nd August 2017 at 17:02 inclusive
Navigation Closure
Notice updates:
22/08/2017 @ 17:02
Please be advised that the Wigan Flight will be back open at 08:00 Wednesday 23rd August. To resume navigation quickly our staff will operate Lock 71 to oversee the movement of boats passing through the area. Further works are needed in order to effect a permanent repair to the lock, we are currently in discussions with our Heritage Team regarding this. Thank you for your patience.
21/08/2017 @ 16:43

Our teams have now inspected the lock gate and ascertained the extent of the damage after the recent boat strike.  A new bracket is needed which is now being fabricated in readiness to be fitted tomorrow. 

Our engineering team will be on site again Wednesday to approve the works completed

We will update again on Wednesday afternoon after this inspection


Due to a gate strike at lock 71, the Wigan Flight is currently closed

Our engineering and construction teams are investigating the extent of damaged to the tail gate

Wigan Flight will be closed until these investigations are completed.

The junction with the Leigh Branch is not affected but Locks 85 to 65 will be padlocked closed until further notice.

We will update this afternoon with further information

Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Starts At:
Lock 65, Top Lock
Ends At:
Lock 85, Lock 21
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Top Lock Wigan Flight
Down Stream Winding Hole:
Leigh Branch Junction
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