Pennine Waterways News

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Swing bridge stoppage near Bingley


There is a stoppage on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal between Skipton and Bingley.

This is because Leaches Swing Bridge (196) just west of Riddleston is closed to navigation due to a pintal failure.

An inspection has revealed that the damage to the bridge is severe and the Canal and River Trust is reviewing the best method of repair. An update is to be issued on Friday 19th July.

Update Friday 19th July:
Repairs to the bridge are being started and could take 4 to 5 days. A further update is to be issued on Monday 22nd July.

Update Monday 22nd July:
The repairs are now complete and the bridge has re-opened for navigation.


Leaches Swing Bridge, Riddleston, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

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