Pennine Waterways News

Friday, 14 May 2010

Plank Lane Hold-up

British Waterways has warned that boaters heading along the Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal face a hold up at Plank Lane.

The lift bridge at Plank Lane is closed to navigation. It is unable to be opened due to a burst hydraulic pipe.

Investigations and repairs are taking place and BW expect the bridge to be re-opened on Saturday morning, 15th May.

The bridge, which is operated by BW staff, has a history of problems including an incident in 2006 where the bolts holding the counterweight in place sheered off.

Update: Repairs have been completed and the bridge is now open to navigation.


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