Pennine Waterways News

Monday, 23 February 2009

Calder and Hebble Update (Cooper Bridge and Shepley Bridge)

There is still no date for the re-opening of the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Cooper Bridge following the collapse of the weir there in January, however, BW has announced that work will start on March 10th.

British Waterways has been negotiating access to the weir from the adjoining land and obtaining the necessary consent to work in the river, whilst planning the works on site.

BW will issue a further update on the work at Cooper Bridge on 24th March.

This photograph from BW (below) shows the damage from a different angle than the photos shown here in January.

A planned stoppage above Shepley Bridge begins this weekend in order to replace flood gates and carry out other essential works at Ledgard Flood Lock, a mile or so downstream of Cooper Bridge.

This stoppage will be from 23rd February until 13th March and will mean the closure of the lock cut between Ledgard Lock and Shepley Bridge Lock. There will be no passage through Shepley Bridge Lock and this will locked to prevent use.

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