Bridge 141, Wenallt, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Detail

From Date: 26/03/2021 16:15

To Date: 21/04/2021 09:30 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Vegetation

Is the towpath closed? Yes

Location

Closest waterway: Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 138, Parsons Bridge

Ends at: Ashford Tunnel South Portal

Upstream winding hole: Before bridge 142

Downstream winding hole: Llangynidr Locks

Updates

21/04/2021 09:41

Further to the notice below, we are pleased to advise that the contractors have completed the work to clear the trees at Bridge 141, Wenallt.

Please contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team. 

26/03/2021 16:34

Further to the notice below, please be advised that contractors are still on site and are expecting to need to continue work over the weekend.

However, the navigation is now clear, the navigation and towpath are open.

The contractors may need to temporarily close the towpath and navigation for brief periods of time over the weekend for safety reasons as they continue to work on trees on the offside

These closures will be kept as short as possible and will be implemented via a banksman on the towpath

25/03/2021 10:00

Further to the notice below, please be advised that contractors are still working on site to clear the trees.

We will update as soon as we are able.

Thank you for your continued patience while we resolve this complex situation.

You are welcome to contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team. 

19/03/2021 15:32

Unfortunately contractors have not been able to mobilise the required equipment to site this week and the area remains closed.

We will continue to work with the contractors to ensure the trees are cleared and made safe as soon as practical.

We thank you for your continued patience.

Description

Please be advised that following strong winds last week we are aware that some trees have fallen across the navigation either side of bridge 141. There has been some destabilisation of the offside bank which is affecting 3 other trees which have the potential to fall over the navigation and towpath. We have closed the towpath due to these safety concerns.

We have concerns that one of the fallen trees may have damaged the canal bed and are working with contractors to ensure we have an appropriate plan to protect the canal during the removal of this tree.

You are welcome to contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  if you would like to discuss this information with a member of our Customer Service Team.