Technical problems mean that the Barton Swing Aqueduct is going to be closed to navigation on the Bridgewater Canal until further notice.
However, the aqueduct will be swung at 10.30 am on Saturday 23rd January and any boats waiting at the aqueduct at that time will be allowed across. However, the Bridgewater Canal Company warns that substantial ice remains on the canal, in case anyone is thinking of making a dash for it.
After this brief opening, the aqueduct will be swung back so that traffic on the Ship Canal can pass through.
The Canal Company will review the situation on Monday 25th January.
Any queries about this stoppage should be made to the Bridgewater Canal Company on 0161 629 8266.
Barton Swing Aqueduct