Bridge 97, Govilon, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.


From Date: 16/11/2020 08:00

To Date: 24/12/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 96, Govilon Turn

Ends at: Bridge 98

Upstream winding hole: Heads of the Valley, between Bridges 101 and 102

Downstream winding hole: Tod's Bridge 95, Llanfoist


09/12/2020 17:24

Unfortunately, when the navigation was dewatered at Bridge 97, large voids were found behind the stonework of one of the abutments.  These need to be grouted but, as the bridge is Grade II listed, permission had to be sought before the additional work could commence. 

As a result, we will need extra time to complete the repairs but we expect to open the navigation on 24th December.


Carry out maintenance of the concrete channel and repairs to prevent leakage.

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