Wykewell Lift Bridge failure - assisted passage

Detail

From Date: 19/03/2019 14:45

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Stainforth & Keadby Canal

Starts at: Wykewell Lift Bridge

Ends at: Wykewell Lift Bridge

Updates

29/05/2019 09:22

We are now in a position to be able to allow assisted passage daily between:

9am - 10am & 3pm - 4pm

To book your passage please call 03030 404040.

On weekends, please call 0800 4799947

28/05/2019 11:00

We are now in a position to be able to allow assisted passage daily between:

9am and 10am & 3pm and 4pm

To book your passage please call 03030 404040.

08/04/2019 11:42

We are now in a position to be able to allow assisted passage daily between 9am and 10am.

We will monitor the impact of this restriction to customers and modify timings to meet local demands when required.

To book your passage please call 03030 404040.

06/04/2019 18:05

The bridge is now in the fully open position. It will stay like this until Monday morning, when further investigation works will take place. After this agreed times for opening the bridge will be published.

05/04/2019 13:33

Our Contractors are on site and are hoping that the temporary works will be completed tomorrow (Saturday 06 April).

When this testing has been carried out we will then be in a position to update this notice to provide opening times for possible passage through the bridge on Sunday morning.

A further update will be issued as soon as we have more information.

02/04/2019 14:53

The fabricator has not been able to confirm a completion date but we are pushing for them to be available by the end of the week.

In preparation our contractor is mobilising a team and crane ready to install the brackets.

We will update this notice on the 4th April with further details.

29/03/2019 14:50

A design has been prepared for temporary brackets and the fabricator has confirmed that work has been commenced. 

We have not yet got a confirmed delivery date from the fabricator for the temporary brackets but will update this notice on Tuesday 2nd with further details.

21/03/2019 10:26

Contractors were on site yesterday and a crane was used to place strops between the deck and high level beams.  The bridge has been safely lowered and the deck is now lying flat across the canal on the abutments.  

A fabrication supplier is visiting today to determine the repair solution and we will issue an update to the notice when we have further information from the Contractor.

Description

Part of the main bridge structure has failed.

The bridge is currently out of action and the navigation is closed.

We are currently mobilising teams to rectify this problem.

We will update this notice as soon as the situation changes.