River Soar


Start date: January 25, 2024
End date: March 1, 2024
Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Soar Lane Bridge 3 – River Soar (Leicester City)

Update on 25/01/2024:

Third party contractors, Danaher & Walsh on behalf of Keepmoat Homes Ltd, are continuing to carry out works on Bridge 3 – Soar Lane.

These works have experienced some unexpected delays and now aim to be completed by the 1st March. 

Contractors need to remove and re-apply the paint system to the steel elements of the bridge structure which will require the installation of scaffolding and the use of a floating pontoon to enable all round access. 

Approaching boats may be delayed by up to 30 minutes to allow the contractors to remove the pontoon from the navigation channel under the bridge. 

The headroom for boat passage from water level to the underside of the scaffold will be 2.4m, this is lower than the bridge structure but higher than the stated headroom for the Soar navigation and the GU Leicester Line, which is less than 2.3m.  

Boats should pass the works location slowly and with caution.

Get Towpath Talk newspaper delivered every month. Click here to subscribe.

Read Towpath Talk FREE online here.

Sell your boat here.

Article Tags:

About the Author