Bridge 180a, Whatcroft Hall Lane Railway Bridge, Rudheath, Northwich,Trent & Mersey Canal


From Date: 02/11/2020 08:00

To Date: 11/12/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Bridge 180A

Ends at: Bridge 180A

Upstream winding hole: Middlewich, between lock 75 Big Lock and bridge 172.

Downstream winding hole: Broken Cross, between bridge 183 School Lane and bridge 184.


Third party contractors, working for Network Rail, will be removing the existing railway bridge, carrying out repairs to the bridge abutments and installing a new bridge.

The canal will not be dewatered but a fixed pontoon and scaffold will be in place throughout the works. The towpath is also a public footpath and a diversion route will be agreed with the Council. 

Works will commence from October 12th under restriction and with overnight working, followed by the full stoppage from November 2nd to December 11th 2020.

04/05/2020:  The information above is a draft notice of works planned as part of our winter 2020/21 stoppages programme.  This is subject to change depending on the latest advice from the UK government on coronavirus.  Please follow our guidance relating to coronavirus when using the canals and towpaths