Marsh Lock, junction of Weaver Navigation and Manchester Ship Canal


From Date: 11/02/2019 08:00

To Date: 05/04/2019 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Weaver Navigation

Starts at: 010

Ends at: 010


18/03/2019 15:44

The works at Marsh Lock have been delayed by five days due to difficulties experienced with the installation of the inflatable buoyancy units used to lift the gate and additional, unforeseen, repairs being required to the damaged lock gate. 

These issues have now been overcome and the team is working hard to allow the lock to re-open as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this delay.

11/02/2019 14:52

Following damage to the gate at Marsh Lock last year, we have been operating under restricted passage through one upper gate.   We are now ready to complete the full repair of the damaged gate, as originally planned.  

A navigation closure is required for the removal and repair of the damaged lock gate.  The gate will be floated out using inflatable buoyancy units.  It will then be towed up the River Weaver, where it will be lifted out of the river and repaired.  The gate will then be returned to the lock and re-located to allow the lock to become fully operational. 

The dates for this closure have been amended since first publication and the stoppage will now take place from 11th February until 29th March 2019.


Following the damage caused to the upper lock gates on 2nd June 2018 by a boat impact, we require a lock closure to repair/replace the damaged gates. 

The details of the repair/replacement are currently being developed and dates may need to be adjusted. 

We will update this notice if changes to the closure dates are required.