Bridge 23, Long Butts Drawbridge, near Norton Green, Caldon Canal


From Date: 04/01/2021 08:00

To Date: 12/03/2021 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Caldon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 23, Long Butts Drawbridge

Ends at: Bridge 23, Long Butts Drawbridge

Upstream winding hole: Endon Basin, between bridges 27 and 28.

Downstream winding hole: Foxley, between bridges 16a and 18.


25/02/2021 17:25

Our repairs at Bridge 23 have been severely hampered by recent weather conditions. Flooding resulted in the fabric dams having to be re-positioned on two occasions and the freezing conditions meant it was not possible to continue with the masonry repairs which form the majority of work being undertaken.   Although much of this lost time has been recovered, we will still need an additional week to complete the works.

We hope to re-open the navigation by 12th March.


Works will include brickwork repairs to the bridge abutment and the replacement of worn bridge timbers and handrails.

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