Bridge 200, Soot Hill, Anderton, Trent & Mersey Canal

Detail

From Date: 21/01/2021 10:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? Yes

Location

Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Bridge 200, Soot Hill

Ends at: Bridge 201

Updates

06/04/2021 16:29

Starting tomorrow, our contractors will be onsite between Bridge 200, Soot Hill and Bridge 201 on the Trent & Mersey Canal to undertake works that will help us to explore ways in which we can safely allow boat movement through the affected area without destabilising the embankment, slipped material within the canal or the above gas main.

A further update will be provided by Tuesday 20 April.

12/03/2021 16:01

Please be advised navigation and towpath access remains closed between Bridge 200, Soot Hill and Bridge 201 on the Trent & Mersey Canal whilst our teams continue to explore suitable methods to be able to safely repair the significant slip of material from third party owned land.

Our teams continue to work with the neighbouring landowner and owner of the gas main above whilst carrying out regular monitoring surveys of the slope.

A further update will be provided by Tuesday 6 April.

26/02/2021 16:20

Please be advised our teams continue to work together to discuss suitable methods to be able to safely repair the significant slip of material from third party owned land between Bridge 200, Soot Hill and Bridge 201 on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

We are working with our neighbouring landowner whilst further site meetings and monitoring of the slope continue. For the safety of all our customers, towpath access and canal navigation remain closed.

A further update will be provided by Friday 12 March.

08/02/2021 11:15

Our teams continue to work together to form a method of repair to the significant slip of material from third party owned land between Bridge 200, Soot Hill and Bridge 201 on the Trent & Mersey Canal. For the safety of all our customers, towpath access and canal navigation remain closed.

Contractors have installed a pipe against the towpath wall to help keep the narrow channel clear and we are working to ensure we can continue to manage the water levels through the affected area effectively.

Regular monitoring surveys of the slope continue, however our geotechnical advisers confirm we cannot, at present, remove the material blocking navigation as it risks destabilising the cutting further.

Any further works onsite are now subject to third party assistance and our teams continue to explore the options available to us. A further update will be provided by Friday 26 February.

25/01/2021 17:21

Please be advised navigation and towpath access remains closed between Bridge 200, Soot Hill and Bridge 201 on the Trent & Mersey Canal due to a significant slip of material from third party owned land during Storm Christoph.

Canal navigation has been blocked by fallen soil and vegetation with additional risk to the towpath and gas main above. Our contractors have managed to create a narrow channel to ensure water can feed through the site, however surveys will need to be carried out to assess the current risk which will guide our efforts to remove the remaining material without causing further damage.

Unfortunately, we anticipate the canal and towpath will be closed here for some time and a further update will be provided by Monday 8 February.  

Description

Please be advised, as a result of Storm Christoph, canal navigation and towpath are closed between Bridge 200, Soot Hill and Bridge 201 on the Trent & Mersey Canal due to a landslide from the offside embankment.

Our teams are aware and organising further inspections. An update will be provided Monday 25 January.