Bridge 200, Bingley 5 Rise Swing Bridge closed to pedestrians - Leeds & Liverpool Canal


From Date: 26/05/2022 14:15

To Date: 21/07/2022 09:15 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Starts at: Bridge 200, Bingley 5 Rise Swing Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 200, Bingley 5 Rise Swing Bridge


21/07/2022 09:19

The footbridge is now open as the temporary repairs have been carried out.

Permanent decking has been sourced and we will be looking to install this in the winter months.

We will put out a further notice when the permanent decking works will take place later on in the year.

31/05/2022 11:04

A welder is attending site on Thursday to measure up the beams, and deck panels are being sourced. 

An update will be provided when we have further information.


Following engineering advice, Bingley 5-rise swing bridge has been taken out of use and locked in the ‘canal open’ position.

A pedestrian diversion route is in place via Bingley 3-rise for non-boating customers.

Navigation is unaffected and boat crews are welcome to use the lock bridges within the Bingley 5-rise lock area.

A plan for temporary repair is being developed and a further update will be provided by Tuesday 31st May 2022.