Pinfold Bridge, Wyrley & Essington Canal

Notice Details
From Date:
9th December 2016 at 08:00
To Date:
31st March 2017 at 23:59 inclusive
Type:
Navigation Closure
Reason:
3rd Party Works
Is Towpath Closed?
Yes
Notice updates:
16/12/2016 @ 13:57

Unfortunately, concerns about the bridge abutments stability have been identified now that the works have commenced. Therefore, the bridge will be need to be propped to avoid any potential failure. This unfortunately means that the planned winter opening will have to be cancelled to accommodate these emergency works.

At present the end date and open weekends are unaffected.

Due to these changes and to avoid any confusion, this notice supersedes all other notices relating to this stoppage.

16/12/2016 @ 12:30

Unfortanly, concerns about the bridge abutments stability have been identified now that the works have commenced. Therefore, the bridge will be need to be propped to avoid any potential failure. This unfortunately means that the planned winter opening will have to be cancelled to accommodate these emergency works.

At present the end date and open weekends are unaffected.

Due to these changes and to avoid any confusion, this notice supersedes all other notices relating to this stoppage.

 

Description:

Wolverhampton Council will be replacing sections of Pinfold Bridge. The works are part of the major refurbishment of the road network in and around Wednesfield. The closure of the canal and towpath is required for the safety of its users.

The waterway will be open to canal traffic over the Christmas period dates 21-12-2016 to 03-01-2017.

As the works are now required to continue after Christmas the canal will close again to navigational traffic from 04-01-2017 to 04-03-2017. Following this period the canal will remain closed but will open up for weekends until 31-03-2017.

Location:
Wyrley & Essington Canal
Starts At:
Pinfold Bridge (Lichfield Road)
Ends At:
Pinfold Bridge (Lichfield Road)
Up Stream Winding Hole:
Adjacent to Horseley Fields Junction Bridge
Down Stream Winding Hole:
Basin Junction between Knights bridge and Lane Head bridge
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