Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

Start date: July 8, 2022
End date: July 18, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 20, Outwood Swingbridge

Update on 13/07/2022:

Further to the notice below, our contractors have attended site today and carried out a successful temporary repair.

We are pleased to re open Outwood Swingbridge to navigation.

Please be aware the ongoing issues with swinging this bridge have not been fully resolved and our contractors are planning to return in the next few weeks to carry out further works.

Update on 07/07/2022:

Further to the notice below, we are sorry to advise that due to further deterioration of Outwood Swingbridge and safety concerns associated with this, we are closing the bridge to navigation.

Our engineering team are working with our contractors to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

We will continue to monitor progress and update this notice when we have further information.

Update on 13/08/2020:

We are sorry to advise that Outward Swingbridge (Bridge 20) is extremely difficult to open.

There are works planned to repair this bridge which have unfortunately been delayed due to the Covid 19 restrictions in spring 2020.

We will endeavour to have works completed as soon as possible.

In the meantime if you require assistance to operate the bridge, the local team are able to help you during normal working hours (8am – 4:30pm).

Please contact them 24 hours before your journey and they will be happy to meet you at the bridge at an agreed time.

Mike Osment can be contacted on 07887545369