Bridge 119, Folly Bridge
Update on 25/03/2022:
Further to the notice below, we are delighted to report that our contractors have cleared the trees that were blocking the navigation by Bridge 119 ahead of their estimated plan.
There is still debris in the canal which will be cleared on Monday and the navigation will be reopened following this clearance and engineers inspection.
Update on 23/03/2022:
Our contractors have confirmed they will mobilise to site on Thursday 24th March to remove the remains of this tree which are blocking navigation.
Due to the size and instability of the root plate and the slope of the ground they anticipate this work could take five days to complete.
We will update with further progress when we are able to.
NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8.30am Friday 18 March 2022 until further notice)
Please be advised that contractors have now successfully cleared around 25 trees that fell as result of Storms Eunice and Franklin, and the towpath is passable for the whole length.
Unfortunately, large difficult trees which pose access and engineering challenges continue to obstruct the navigation at Bridge 119.
We are working with contractors to ensure the safe and speedy removal of these.