Town Swing Bridge, Northwich, Weaver Navigation

Detail

From Date: 29/07/2020 08:30

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Weaver Navigation

Starts at: Town Swing Bridge

Ends at: Town Swing Bridge

Updates

28/06/2021 08:36

A final fitting of guide rail templates for Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation was completed on 17 June. The roller assemblies have been completed and the guide rails are now being fabricated.

There is currently a delay of 2 weeks in the fabrication of these parts which has impacted on our completion date. We anticipate these repair works will now finish late August.

Traffic management has been booked for Sunday highway closures commencing on 22 August to allow the bridge to be realigned following the installation of the lateral restraint system. Following the successful completion of this we will be able to re-open the bridge to navigation for vessels with an air draught greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m.

Until then, navigation remains closed to vessels with an air draught greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m.

A further update will be provided Monday 23 August.

28/05/2021 15:43

A swing survey of Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation bridge was successfully completed on Sunday 9 May and our contractors are currently fabricating the new guide system. The installation phase is scheduled to start early June and planned completion is still expected for the 8 August.

Until then, navigation remains closed to vessels with an air draft greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m.

An update on progress made will be provided Friday 25 June.

30/04/2021 16:01

The emergency works to repair the vital operational components at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation following the damage sustained during the flooding of Storm Christoph are now complete and we are now able to resume with the planned combined works.

Our teams are now clearing the debris which has collected around the bridge during the flooding in order to complete a swing survey which is crucial in continuing with the combined works. This has been arranged for next week. Following this survey, fabrication of the parts required will take 4 weeks, our teams will then move on to the installation period.

Unfortunately, we were unable to progress with this survey until repairs to the operational components were complete which has resulted in a significant delay. We anticipate works will be complete by 8 August, until then, navigation remains closed to vessels with an air draft greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m.

An update on progress made will be provided Friday 28 May.

16/04/2021 16:23

Please be advised navigation at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation remains closed to vessels with an air draft greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m whilst the combined works to repair the bridge continue.

A further update will be provided by Friday 30 April.

25/02/2021 11:19

Unfortunately, due the flooding during Storm Christoph, Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation sustained further damage to vital operational components, and as such, we are experiencing delays to the combined works to repair the bridge.

Several motors are now needing to be replaced, along with the emergency works to the cross-river ducting and cables and the planned roller replacement works.

We continue to work with our contractors to adapt the method of combined works and we are hopeful that the works will be finished by mid-April.

Navigation at Town Bridge remains closed to vessels with an air draft greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m.

A further update will be provided by Friday 16 April.

11/09/2020 15:32

Please be advised, our teams have concluded their investigations into the works needed to repair the cross-river ducting and cables at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation.

Due to the works needed and to maximise resources within the Trust, the works will now take place alongside the planned roller replacement works which are due to commence in January 2021.

Town Swing Bridge will remain closed to larger vessels during this time.

Notice of these combined works will be published as soon as the details have been established.  

27/08/2020 16:40

Investigations into the cross-river ducting and cables at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation have continued this week to gain a full understanding of the issues and determine the best way forward.

We will be reviewing the repair options available to us over the next couple of weeks and should then be in a better position to advise on what works are needed and the timescales involved.

Navigation will remain closed to larger vessels whilst our teams continue to work on a method of repair. An update will be provided Friday 11 September.

14/08/2020 11:07

Further investigative works have been carried out this week on the operational electrical and control cables that run underwater at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation. Substantial damage has been found and requires a major repair which includes replacement ducting.

Navigation will remain closed to larger vessels whilst our teams continue to work on a method of repair. An update will be provided by Friday 28 August with more information regarding the timescale of these major works.

07/08/2020 16:21

As repairs progressed this week to the locking pin and wedges at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation, the team discovered damage to the underwater cable that is vital in its operation.

Navigation will remain closed to larger vessels whilst our team look into ways to repair the cable. An update will be provided Friday, 14 August.

Description

Please be advised Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation is unable to be swung for larger vessels, due to faults with the locking pin and bridge wedges.

Our team will be onsite to start repairs week commencing Monday, 3 August. An update will be provided by Friday, 7 August.

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