Saturday Bridge to Islington Place Bridge


From Date: 26/05/2020 08:00

To Date: 14/08/2020 18:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Starts at: Saturday Bridge, Birmingham

Ends at: Islington Place Bridge


01/07/2020 08:57

Please be advised that the navigation and towpath are now open for public use. Works are still on-going but will no longer require restrictions in place.

Thank you for your patience.  

05/06/2020 15:24

The navigation remains open but please be aware that boaters may be asked to wait for up to 20 minutes to allow critical plant operations to be safely vacated from the navigation.

This section of towpath remains closed to public as repair works to Saturday Bridge retaining wall continues.

We thank you for your patience and co-operation.


The navigation remains open when this section of towpath will be closed to public as we undertake repair works to Saturday Bridge retaining wall. The works will be serviced by a crane located on a car park adjacent to the towpath. It is for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists that lifting operations must be carried out whilst the towpath below is kept clear.

All works have been carefully considered before returning to site and will be done in line with social distancing rules and as per current Government guidance. Due to the need for social distancing, it is not possible to carry out works with temporary closure of the towpath as there is a risk of members of the public congregating within confined areas at each end of the site. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

From Wednesday 13 May our canals and rivers are open for navigation. Our towpaths are also open for exercise or journeys to undertake essential work, but please try to avoid any stretches with boats moored against the towpath. Strictly observe social distancing at all times, following the latest advice from the government. Before you go by boat, bike or boot, remember to check your route.