Pennine Waterways News

Monday, 13 August 2012

Bridge Failure on Leeds and Liverpool


A bridge failure has resulted in a stoppage on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Burscough, between Wigan and Liverpool.

A mechanical and electrical failure means that Bridge 33, Glovers Swing Bridge, is inoperable. This is one mile east of Burscough and a short distance east of the junction with the Rufford Branch.

The Canal and River Trust will issue an update on this stoppage tomorrow, 14th August.

Any enquiries regarding this stoppage should be made to the Canal and River Trust on 03030 404040.

Update Tuesday 14th August, 4.00 pm
The bridge has now re-opened.

Update Wednesday 15th August, 4.00 pm
The bridge is now closed again to navigation, due to a hydraulic failure.


Glovers Swing Bridge, near Burscough

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