Sarsons Bridge


From Date: 17/03/2020 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Advice

Reason: Vegetation

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Winding Hole, Sarson's Bridge

Ends at: Winding Hole, Sarson's Bridge


19/03/2020 16:28

The land-slide has been managed as best we can, and we have cleared away a lot of vegetation and debris.

Our engineers are investigating the land-slide and are assessing what works need to be carried out, to resolve the issue.

Boaters can continue to travel under the bridge, but are asked to proceed with care. 

18/03/2020 16:49

The vegetation has been cleared, making passage easier for our customers under the bridge.

We are still waiting for updates on the land-slide, and will update the website tomorrow with more information.

Please proceed with care.


There has been a slight land slide, causing a tree to come down into the navigation, which is now partially blocking Sarsons Bridge. 

Narrowboats can still go under the bridge, but larger craft may have difficulty getting through. 

Our local team will be on site tomorrow, to try and clear some of the vegetation, which will hopefully improve the access under the bridge. 

We may need engineers and contractors to deal with the landslide, and this will be established tomorrow, once the vegetation is cleared. 

We will update the website at the end of the day tomorrow, with details of where we are with these works.