Big Lock Footbridge, Bridge 172a, Trent & Mersey Canal, Middlewich


From Date: 07/02/2019 12:00

To Date: 01/11/2019 17:00 inclusive

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Bridge 172A, Big Lock Footbridge

Ends at: Bridge 172A, Big Lock Footbridge


24/10/2019 11:56

Please be advised our team will be onsite Monday, 28 October to install a temporary footbridge to replace Bridge 172A, Big Lock Footbridge on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

As part of the planned winter works, the existing footbridge will be transported off-site to be fully refurbished during the summer ready for repairs to the abutments and reinstallation of the bridge during Winter 2020. Click here to see more about these planned winter works; Lock 75, Big Lock, Middlewich, Trent & Mersey Canal


Due to a recent inspection, the Big Lock Footbridge 172a on the Trent & Mersey Canal in Middlewich has been deemed unsafe and therefore will be closed until further notice. At this moment in time we do not have a date for the works to commence or the opening of the bridge.

We will be able to provide a further update once our engineers have been able to plan a repair.