Bridge 44, Basford Lane Bridge, Caldon Canal


From Date: 29/05/2020 13:00

To Date: 25/09/2020 18:00 inclusive

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Caldon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 44, Basford Lane Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 44, Basford Lane Bridge


03/08/2020 16:18

The works will need to be extended until 25th September as nesting birds have been found on site.

02/07/2020 15:07

Please be advised that works to repair the damage to Bridge 44 on the Caldon Canal will start on site from the 6th July, and these are expected to take approximately 6 weeks. With a road closure currently being necessary, we have progressed this work as soon as we have been able to, and apologise for the ongoing inconvenience caused to local residents.

The repairs require a scaffold structure to be erected around the bridge, which will reduce the height clearance for boats passing underneath slightly to 2.2m. We ask that boats take care passing through the works area at the bridge, and under some circumstances may be asked to wait short durations for safety reasons. A temporary crossing will be put in place for pedestrians to be able to get from one side of the canal to the other.

Thank you for your patience whilst we undertake these important repairs.


The towpath is closed at Basford Lane Bridge, due to vehicle impact and the bridge has become unstable. Diversions are in place for towpath users. Please follow signage on either side of the bridge and along the diversion route to re-join the towpath. Thank you for your co-operation.

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.