Lock 75, Big Lock, Middlewich, Trent & Mersey Canal


From Date: 06/01/2020 08:00

To Date: 31/01/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Lock 75, Big Lock

Ends at: Lock 75, Big Lock

Upstream winding hole: Wardle Junction

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridges 172 and 172a


17/10/2019 13:39

Works to Lock 75 include repairs to the bottom gate cill, gate planking and chamber masonry.  We will also be taking the opportunity presented by this closure to remove the damaged footbridge downstream of the lock.

The bridge 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. 

Please be aware the towpath may need to be closed during the lifting of the bridge.

The dates for this closure are not affected.


Repair leakage through the bottom gate cill. 

Repair gate planking and forebay chamber masonry.

Please note the new start date for this closure.