The stoppage at Barton Swing Aqueduct on the Bridgewater Canal, reported here last week, is set to continue.
However, boaters will have an opportunity for one hour to cross the aqueduct next Monday, 1st February, between 1.00 and 2.00 pm. The Bridgewater Canal Company will swing the aqueduct at that time to allow boats to pass.
After this brief opening, the aqueduct will be swung back so that traffic on the Ship Canal can pass through. The aqueduct will then continue to be closed to navigation on the Bridgewater Canal until further notice.
The Bridgewater Canal Company says that there is a problem achieving a water tight seal on the North side of the Aqueduct. Their engineers are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible but are not yet able to say how long the aqueduct will remain closed.
The Company will issue further updates when more is known.
Any queries about this stoppage should be made to the Bridgewater Canal Company on 0161 629 8266.
Barton Swing Aqueduct