Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Start date: March 12, 2022
End date: April 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 149, Gethinog,
Starts At: Bridge 146, Chilson Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 152, Castle Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 154
Down Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 142

Update on 18/03/2022:

Unfortunately, we need to extend this stoppage until 1st April 2022. After the recent storms, there was a fallen tree at the works at Cross Oak. The tree was removed successfully. As work has continued, it has been highlighted that one of the tree limbs has punctured the culvert. This now needs to be repaired before any dewatered sections of the canal can be re-watered. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Update on 17/03/2022:

Unfortunately, we need to extend this stoppage until 1st April 2022. After the recent storms, there was a fallen tree in this section of the canal. The tree was removed successfully. As work has continued, it has been highlighted that one of the tree limbs has punctured the culvert. This now needs to be repaired before the dewatered section of canal can be re-watered. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (6pm Friday 11 March 2022 until further notice)

Following clearance of a windblown tree, a CCTV investigation of a culvert at Cross Oak, Bridge 148 – 149 has confirmed damage to the structure of the culvert. If not repaired, this would result in significant leakage from the canal as well as increasing the likelihood for the culvert to become blocked and overflow. It is therefore vital that repair works are completed before this section of the canal can be refilled.

We have instructed an emergency response from our civil engineering framework contractor who expects to mobilise to site on Monday.

Repairing this storm damage will regrettably cause a delay to reopening this section of navigation, but due to the reactive nature of this work we do not have a works programme at this time. We will however update this notice as soon as the programme of work is confirmed.  

Unfortunately, this incident will also impact our ability to restore normal water levels downstream, although measures are already in place to minimise this effect.