Bridge 17, Deepdale Bridge, Barrow upon Trent, Trent & Mersey Canal


From Date: 11/01/2021 08:00

To Date: 23/02/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Bridge 17, Deepdale Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 17, Deepdale Bridge

Upstream winding hole: Near Bridge 23, Willington

Downstream winding hole: Swarkestone Junction at Lock 5, Swarkestone Lock


18/02/2021 15:51

We are pleased to confirm the repairs at Bridge 17 will be completed tomorrow, Friday, in spite of the very difficult site conditions during the past weeks.  However, unfortunately, it has not been possible to arrange for the pumps and fabric dams to be removed until early next week. 

We hope to re-open the navigation by 4pm on Tuesday, 23rd February.

01/02/2021 10:49

Unfortunately, due to the amount of flooding in the area, our work to repair voids under the towpath at Bridge 17 has been severely disrupted. 

We will need an additional two weeks to complete these repairs and we do not expect to re-open the navigation until 19th February 2021.

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Carry out repairs to address voids under the towpath.  

01/06/2020:  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