Pennine Waterways News

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Weir Repair Completed - Calder and Hebble Re-opened

The temporary repair of Cooper Bridge Weir on the Calder and Hebble Navigation has been completed a few days earlier than expected.

The river has filled up quickly behind the repaired weir and the navigation has now been re-opened.

This means that boaters trapped for weeks on the Calder and Hebble Navigation will be able to leave their moorings. Access has also been restored to the Huddersfield Broad Canal, which leaves the Calder and Hebble immediately above Cooper Bridge Weir.

BW have said that the repair will be a short term solution to get the navigation re-opened and that a permanent solution which will be carried out as part of the stoppage programme in 2011.

Cooper Bridge Weir. Photo: Mike Fretwell

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