Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal - Talybont embankment , Bridge 146, Chilson Bridge to Bridge 143, White Hart Bridge


From Date: 04/05/2023 13:00

To Date: 06/05/2023 08:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 146, Chilson Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 143, White Hart Bridge


We are sorry to advise that a sink hole has developed in the road carriageway on the approach to Talybont lift bridge.

We believe this to be the result of a leak from the canal in the bridge hole which requires urgent investigation.

We therefore intend to reduce the water level in the section between bridges 143 (White Hart Bridge) and 146 (Chilson Bridge) in Talybont, to facilitate an inspection and temporary repair.

We plan to install the stop planks on Thursday afternoon and expect work to be completed on Friday, with navigation restored for Saturday morning.

Please note that the stoppage will restrict water flow through the canal and particularly impact the locks.

Some boat passage through the lock flight at Llangynidr may be possible early on Thursday afternoon, however we strongly advise that you do not plan to travel through Llangynidr lock flight on Thursday or Friday.

We kindly request that all boats currently moored between bridges 143 and 146 are moved before 11am on Thursday.

In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience & invite customers to contact the Customer Service Team on 03030404040 or at [email protected] should there be any specific questions regarding this notice.