From Date: 01/03/2021 08:00
To Date: 12/03/2021 16:00 inclusive
Type: Navigation Closure
Is the towpath closed? No
Closest waterway: Oxford Canal
Starts at: Bridge 221, Aubreys Lift Bridge
Ends at: Bridge 221, Aubreys Lift Bridge
Upstream winding hole: Thrupp Wide, before Bridge 221.
Downstream winding hole: Bridge 243, Isis Lock.
The repairs to Aubrey’s Lift Bridge at Thrupp, which were previously postponed, have now been re-programmed for the new year to tie in with our stoppage at Dukes Lock and Bridge 233.
The navigation will now be fully closed at Thrupp from Monday 1st March until Friday 12th March 2021. The towpath will remain open during the works.
From 12th March until 31st March 2021, there will be restricted passage whilst repairs to the bridge are completed.
Further information will be published early in the new year.
Due to unexpected delays in the delivery of essential electrical equipment, we will be unable to start work at Aubrey's Lift Bridge until 16th November.
The end date of the closure will not be affected, as the installation of the equipment will not take as long as originally anticipated.
We apologise for any inconvenience this delayed start may have caused.
A stoppage is required for the installation of new hydraulic, electrical and traffic control systems.
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 https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/coronavirus.