Bridge 10 (Holmes Swing Bridge) to Stanley Lock Flight / Eldonian Village - Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Notice Details
From Date:
13th June 2018
To Date:
until further notice
Type:
Navigation Closure
Reason:
Structure failure
Is Towpath Closed?
Yes
Notice updates:
20/06/2018 @ 17:03

Further to the update of 15 June 2018, our teams continue to install the trackway across the adjacent field, which will facilitate access to the site with the required machinery.   

Contract teams will be working through the weekend and we hope to be in a position to commence the installation of the first dam on Monday next week and the second by Thursday. 

We have been liaising with the Environment Agency who have granted permission to extract water from the River Alt.  Once the dams are in place, we will start to feed water from the river to the Liverpool pound.  We are limited to how much water can be abstracted and it will take time for the Liverpool section to recover.  We are monitoring the water levels on a weekly basis and will keep you updated as to when boat movement can resume on the Liverpool side of the stoppage. 

If you have a Liverpool Canal Link booking and need some advice, please contact us on 03030 404040.

An update will be issued on Wednesday 27 June 2018. 

15/06/2018 @ 18:25

Further to the update of 14 June 2018, our team have now established a site compound near to the stoppage area.  We have obtained the necessary permission to access the canal using third party land and are in the process of laying a track across so that we can get the necessary machinery to site.  We anticipate that the tack will take one week to install. Following this, we will be installing dams on either side of the collapsed culvert so that we can assess the damage, plan and commence the necessary repairs.

When we have established the severity of the damage, we will be better placed to provide estimated timescales for works.  Our initial assessment is that the area will be closed for at least six weeks, although we do not believe that the situation is as severe as other locations such as Middlewich. 

The North West customer support team will be contacting customers with Liverpool Canal Link bookings to keep them updated and make any changes required.  If you have a Liverpool Canal Link booking and need some advice, please contact us on 03030 404040.

An update will be issued on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

14/06/2018 @ 07:43

AMENDMENT

Please note that the towpath is closed from Ledson's Bridge (No. 9c) to Melling Stone Bridge (No. 11).

An update will be issued on Friday 15 June 2018. 

13/06/2018 @ 19:32

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is currently closed to navigation between Bridge 10 (Holmes Swing Bridge) to Stanley Top Lock / Eldonian Village in Liverpool due to a collapsed culvert (No. 29) in Melling. 

Teams have been working today to secure the site and install portadams to contain the area and reduce loss of water. 

Please note that the towpath is closed from Spencer’s Swing Bridge (No. 36) to Melling Stone Bridge (No. 11).

An update will be issued on Friday 15 June 2018. 

13/06/2018 @ 09:36

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is currently closed to navigation between Bridges 9C (Ledson's Bridge) in Bridge 10 (Holmes Swing Bridge) due to a suspected collapsed culvert (No. 29) near Melling / Burscough.

Engineers are on site completing investigations and an update will be issued later today.

Description:

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is currently closed to navigation at Bridge 10 (Holmes Swing Bridge) due to a collapsed culvert (No. 29) near Burscough.

An update will be issued later today.

Location:
Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Starts At:
Bridge 10, Holmes Swing Bridge
Ends At:
Stanley Dock Top Lock
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