Rail Bridge 2A, near Burscough junction, Rufford Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)


From Date: 11/11/2019 08:00

To Date: 02/12/2019 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Rufford Branch (L&L Canal)

Starts at: Lock 3, Runnel Brow Lock

Ends at: Lock 4, Moss Lock

Upstream winding hole: Junction of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Bridge 1

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 6 and 7


Contractors Murphys & Sons Ltd, working on behalf of Network Rail, have requested a closure to carry out the replacement of the railway bridge.  

Access to the bridge will be via a fixed pontoon. There will be a temporary right of way closure to towpaths during the core works and contractors will be working overnight and during the weekends.

Please note the new dates for this closure.