Pennine Waterways News

Friday, 17 June 2016

Stoppage at Barrowford Locks, L & L

Barrowford Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal have been closed because of a problem at Lock 46.

A void has formed under the floor of the lock chamber, which has affected the concrete supporting the bottom of the gates. This makes the lock unsafe as the gates could suddenly fail.

Lock 46 at Barrowford

The Canal and River Trust have started repairs. The damaged concrete has been removed. Steel reinforcements have been put in place in readiness for the new concrete.

The concrete will need several days to harden before the lock can be filled with water.

It is expected that the lock will be re-opened on Wednesday 22nd June.

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