Pennine Waterways News

Friday, 10 September 2010

Lift Bridge Problem on Rochdale Canal

A problem with Grimshaw Lane Lift Bridge is causing possible delays for boaters on the Rochdale Canal between Rochdale and Manchester.

The vertical lift bridge, which has had a number of problems since it was constructed in 2002, is currently undergoing repair and is not operable by boaters. Those wishing to pass through the bridge should contact British Waterways on 01782 785703 to arrange a passage.

Grimshaw Lane Lift Bridge is two miles north of the 19 locks between Manchester and Failsworth which require a booked passage, and between those locks and the recommended overnight stop at Irk Aqueduct/Rose of Lancaster.

Update, 10th Sept. 11.00 am:
The repairs to the bridge have been completed and normal boater operation of the lift bridge has resumed. There is no longer a need to arrange passage through the bridge.

Grimshaw Lane Lift Bridge

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