Bridge 42A (Railway)


From Date: 05/12/2016 07:00

To Date: 20/01/2017 18:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: 3rd Party Works

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Oxford Canal

Starts at: Bridge 42A (Railway)

Ends at: Bridge 42A (Railway)

Upstream winding hole: Between Bridge 38, and Bridge 41, Cathiron Bridge.

Downstream winding hole: Between Bridge 44, Jacks Bridge, and Bridge 48, Falls Bridge.


17/01/2017 15:50

The canal at Bridge 42A (Railway), Oxford Canal, is now open for navigation.   However, Network Rail's contractors are still on site completing the works, so please pass with care.

This notice will be updated once the works have been completed.

27/09/2016 10:15

Full canal closure is required from 05/12/2016 –  20/01/2017. Network Rail have agreed for a ‘one hour (1-hrs) opening each day’ (i.e. between the hours of 12:00hrs to 13:00hrs) throughout the stoppage to allow boats through the works. Complete closure with no passage of any Canal traffic will be required on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th December 2016 - when the existing bridge demolition and new deck replacement works will be take place. Closure and diversion of the Canal Towpath at that location will be effective for 27/11/2016 - 20/01/2017


Replacing a 4-lane railway bridge deck including abutment brickwork repairs.