Selby Swingbridge - unable to swing


From Date: 19/03/2021 11:30

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Selby Canal

Starts at: Selby Swingbridge 1

Ends at: Selby Swingbridge 1


07/05/2021 14:25

Contractors appointed to carry out the repairs have been to site and the planning stage continues with a joint meeting arranged for 14 May.

Following this meeting a further update will be provided.

Thankyou for your patience and understanding while we are doing our best to carry out the repairs

30/04/2021 16:00

We continue to plan repairs to Selby Swingbridge and make an application to the local authority for a road closure to carry out the repairs.

Once received, the bridge will be swung into the canal open position to allow the repairs to take place.

We apologise for the ongoing inconvenience and we are working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue.

We will provide further updates by Friday 7th May.

20/04/2021 15:44

Following the recent closure of Selby swing bridge, a further incident took place last Tuesday 13th April 2021 when a HGV hit the bridge whilst trying to cross it, despite the bridge being signed with a 3 tonne weight limit.   

During a site inspection on Wednesday 14th April 2021 with CRT engineers the bridge failed to operate. CRT are working with partners and the local highways team to make it safe and plan a way forward. At this time CRT are looking at various options to get the canal open as soon as possible, however we are unable to give a date for this.

We will publish a further update on Friday 30th April 2021. The bridge will remain unavailable for operation in the meantime.

We apologise for the disruption this continues to cause.


The Swing Bridge is out of balance and is unable to swing.

Contractors will be attending the site.

We will update the notice when further information is received.