Pennine Waterways News

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Ledgard Lock re-opening delayed

Two days ago it was reported that work on Ledgard Flood Lock, on the Calder and Hebble Navigation, was on time and scheduled to finish at the end of this week.

Due to the unforeseen circumstances of vandalism and a delay in getting the road closure needed for positioning the crane, the work has been delayed and the new lock gates will be installed later than expected.

The stoppage has therefore been extended for a week and work is now expected to be completed by 20th March.

Shepley Bridge Lock will remain closed until then to preserve the water level in the lock cut between Ledgard and Shepley Bridge, where the Mirfield moorings are situated.

Boaters of South Pennine Boat Club are also stranded, as their moorings are at Battyeford Lock, between the stoppages at Ledgard and Cooper Bridge.

Ledgard Stop Lock. Photo: Mike Fretwell

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