North Stratford Canal

Start date: July 9, 2022
End date: July 12, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 8, Shirley Drawbridge

Update on 09/07/2022:

The barrier has been repaired, and the bridge can be moved, so navigation has been reopened.  Thank you for your patience while we effected repairs, and apologies for the delay in updating this notice.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (3.15pm Friday 8 July 2022 until further notice)

The navigation is closed at Shirley Drawbridge after a vehicle has driven into and damaged the road barrier. Contractor has been called to attend and assess the emergency repair required. Please bear with us when our teams work on repairing the barrier, and bringing the bridge back into operation.

An update will be provided by 9am on Saturday 9th July.  We’re hopeful the bridge will be back in operation by this point, but if it’s not possible to complete the repair overnight, our contractor will provide supervised access through the bridge at set periods; we’ll include all details on this in the update.