The bridge in Dukinfield, half a mile from the junction with the Ashton Canal, has been giving boaters problems for a few weeks, being very heavy to operate. British Waterways staff have found that there is a problem with the main lifting ram.
Boaters requiring passage through the bridge should moor up and contact BW's Freephone Canal Helpline on 0800 4799947 and explain that you need to pass through Stanley Lift Bridge on the Peak Forest Canal. British Waterways staff should attend within 45 minutes to operate the bridge manually.
This problem will affect boaters navigating the Cheshire Ring.
Update: 5.00 pm 15th October:
The bridge has now been repaired and assistance from BW is no longer required.