Bridge 99, Penny Street Bridge, Lancaster, Lancaster Canal


From Date: 06/01/2020 08:00

To Date: 06/03/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Lancaster Canal

Starts at: 'Waterwitch' Footbridge

Ends at: Bridge 100, Friarage Changeline Br.

Upstream winding hole: North end of Lune Aqueduct

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridge 98 and Waterwitch Bridge 99


25/02/2020 10:14

Contractors, working on behalf of the Local Council, have encountered issues with repainting Bridge 99 which requires them to revise the paint specification and system. 

As a result, they have requested an extension to the closure of one week to enable them to safely complete the work. 

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Contractors, working on behalf of the Local Council, will carry out essential repairs to the highway bridge, which provides a key link to the City of Lancaster.

The works include blasting of existing paint on the wrought iron beams and steel deck down to the substrate, before sealing and repainting.  Scaffolding will be erected, fully encapsulating the bridge and navigation.