Bridge 19, Sheffield Swing Bridge, Theale


From Date: 18/07/2016 22:00

To Date: 20/07/2016 16:30 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 19, Sheffield Swingbridge

Ends at: Bridge 19, Sheffield Swingbridge

Upstream winding hole: Downstream of Lock 100, Sulhamstead Lock

Downstream winding hole: Downstream of Lock 102, Garston Lock


20/07/2016 16:36

The replacement part has been fitted and the bridge is now back in operation.

Many thanks.

19/07/2016 14:27

A replacement part has been ordered and we should have the bridge operational tomorrow.  A further update will be issued once we have completed this work.

Thank you for your continued patience in this matter.


Sheffield Swing Bridge is currently closed to boat traffic.  An engineering team visited the bridge this evening and a mechanical element needs replacement to enable the bridge to operate.  A replacement part is being sourced first thing tomorrow morning and we will post an update once the bridge is fully operational.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.