Bridge 15, Copperus Lane Swing Bridge, Ashton canal


From Date: 04/07/2019 00:00

To Date: 22/07/2019 11:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Ashton Canal

Starts at: Bridge 15, Copperus Lane Swing Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 15, Copperus Lane Swing Bridge


22/07/2019 15:10

Contractors have completed the repairs at Bridge 15 and it is now fully operational for navigation.

19/07/2019 16:01

The new amended times for passage will be as follows:

8am - 9am then 4pm - 5pm week days

8am - 9am then 3pm - 4pm Saturday & Sunday


Please be advised Bridge 15, Copperus Lane Swing Bridge on the Ashton canal has sustained damage to the lock mechanism and foundations. Contractors have been onsite and have taken the damaged part offsite to repair. As a result of this, to maintain the safety of our customers, a padlock has been placed on the bridge.

As of Friday 5 July, to allow for a safe passage, banksmen will be placed at the bridge twice daily, until the repair is complete. Times of navigation through Bridge 15 are;

8am till 9am 4pm till 5pm

The bridge will remain padlocked outside these hours. We politely request all customers to arrive within the allotted times to ensure passage through Bridge 15.

If you require passage through Bridge 15 today, Thursday 4 July, please call us on 03030 404040 and ask to speak with the North-West team. Please be advised to expect up to an hour wait, allowing for traffic and emergency call outs. Please note, the team will only be able to assist up till 5pm today. Passage through Bridge 15 will then be available at 8am tomorrow morning, as advised above.