Plank Lane Bridge

Detail

From Date: 05/08/2016 13:45

To Date: 05/10/2016 00:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Maintenance

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)

Starts at: Plank Lane Swing Brdg S1 Moorings

Ends at: Plank Lane Swing Brdg S1 Moorings

Upstream winding hole: Bridge 6, Gerrards Bridge, Leigh Branch

Downstream winding hole: Plan Lane Swing Bridge, Leigh Branch

Updates

28/09/2016 09:14

Further to the update of 30 August 2016, the road closure required to undertake repair works to Plank Lane Lift Bridge will commence on Monday 3 October and will be in place for one week.  During this time, the canal will be open to navigation.  However, boaters may be asked to wait for up to two hours while our teams clear the area accordingly.  Please follow the advice of Canal & River Trust representatives on site at all times.

We will continue to operate the bridge daily at 2pm until 3rd October, when the road closure and repair works commence.

An update will be issued on Wednesday 5 October.

30/08/2016 14:34

Further to the update of 24 August 2016, a road closure is needed to undertake the required repair works to Plank Lane Lift Bridge.  Application has been made for this with the local authority.  Until a date is confirmed for the road closure, we will continue to operate the bridge daily at 2pm.

The Leigh Canal Festival takes place from 9 to 11 September.  To manage the boat traffic during the festival, we will operate the bridge at 10am and 2pm from 8 September to 12 September 2016.  Following this, we will revert to operating the bridge once a day at 2pm.

An update will be issued as soon as the road closure dates are confirmed.

24/08/2016 14:46

Whilst the required parts are on order, our teams will continue to operate the bridge daily at 2pm until further notice.  An update will be issued on Tuesday 30 August.

18/08/2016 11:04

Whilst the required parts are on order, our teams will continue to operate the bridge daily at 2pm until further notice.  An update will be issued on Tuesday 23 August.

15/08/2016 15:31

Further to the update of 12 August, our teams will continue to operate the bridge daily at 2pm until further notice.  An update will be issued on Thursday 18 August.

12/08/2016 14:47

Further to the update issued this morning, to meet demand in the area, we will now we providing assistance through the bridge on Sunday.  The revised assistance for Plank Lane Lift Bridge is as follows:

Saturday 13 August – 2pm Sunday 14 August – 2pm Monday 15 August – 2pm

A further update will be issued on Monday.

12/08/2016 09:58

Further to the notice of Monday 8 August, the required part has been ordered and we anticipate that installation will take place mid to late next week.  In the meantime, our teams will continue to provide assistance.  For the next few days this will be as follows:

Friday 12 August – 2pm Saturday 13 August – 2pm Sunday 14 August – closed Monday 15 August – 2pm

A further update will be issued on Monday.

08/08/2016 15:49

Plank Lane Lift Bridge will remain closed to user operation until further notice.

Canal & River Trust team members will be on site at 2pm every other day to manually operate the bridge for all waiting customers.  This will be as follows for this week:

Wednesday 10 August - 2pm

Friday 12 August - 2pm

An update will be issued on Friday 12 August 2016.

Description

We are sorry to advise that Plank Lane Swing Bridge will be closed until essential repairs can be undertaken.

It will be operated by the Trust’s M&E team on Saturday at 2pm and then Monday at 2pm to allow boats to pass through.

An update on the availability of the required part and repair date will be given on Monday afternoon.

We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause