Refurbishment of Rail bridge (Close to Lock 22)

Detail

From Date: 19/08/2020 08:00

To Date: 26/08/2020 16:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes

Location

Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Railway Bridge

Ends at: Railway Bridge

Updates

13/08/2020 16:56

We have been informed by the contractor that the works have been delayed and they will start on the Wednesday 19th August for 1 week. They will need to close the towpath whilst they erect the scaffolding.

A short diversion will be in place around the back of the
bridge.

Contractors are carrying out the refurbishment of the Rail bridge from scaffold on a floating pontoon.

Boaters will be able to pass with care and may have to wait whilst a boat coming in the other direction passes the bridge and pontoon.

Can skippers of all craft please slow down when approaching the area and follow any advice given by staff on site.

06/08/2020 12:16

We have ben informed by the contractor that for safety reasons they need to close the towpath from Wednesday 12th August for 1 week whilst they erect scaffolding.

A short diversion will be in place around the back of the
bridge.

04/08/2020 07:51

The railway bridge is situated between Lock 21, Shade Lock and Lock 22.

Description

Contractors are carrying out the refurbishment of the Rail bridge from scaffold on a floating pontoon.

Boaters will be able to pass with care and may have to wait whilst a boat coming in the other direction passes the bridge and pontoon.

Can skippers of all craft please slow down when approaching the area and follow any advice given by staff on site.