30th March 2018
We are undertaking works to Handcock's Swing Bridge (No. 9) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to facilitate full user operation. From the 10 to 30 March 2018 our contract teams will be completing the following works:
- Installing drop barriers either side of the bridge
- Replacing / refurbishing the hydraulics on the bridge to ensure the bridge is safely operable
- Upgrading the bridge operating system to enable single boaters to operate the bridge
- Improve security around the mechanised bridge
A road closure will be in place for the duration of the works and a diversion will be signed by the local highways team.
Pedestrian access will be maintained using a floating footpath.
During the above period, we will be offering one slot per day for boat passages. This will be between 10am and 11am daily (7 days per week).
For more information, please contact the North West team on 03030 404040.