Selby Canal

Start date: May 14, 2021

Est. end if know: August 30, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Selby Swingbridge – unable to swing
Selby Swingbridge 1

Update on 14/05/2021:

Contractors and other parties involved in the works have conducted a site assessment and decided on plans to install a passenger footbridge.

Assessment have also been made for the safe removal of the Road Bridge and these works are looking to be done as soon as possible.

Once the road bridge has been lifted the navigation will be reopened.

Please expect some disruption when the passenger footbridge is installed which we are anticipating maybe for a couple of days

The expected duration of all the works involving the removal and installation of the footbridge will be 3 months.

We will update this notice when further information is received on the progression of the works.

Update on 07/05/2021:

Contractors appointed to carry out the repairs have been to site and the planning stage continues with a joint meeting arranged for 14 May.

Following this meeting a further update will be provided.

Thankyou for your patience and understanding while we are doing our best to carry out the repairs


Update on 30/04/2021:

We continue to plan repairs to Selby Swingbridge and make an application to the local authority for a road closure to carry out the repairs.

Once received, the bridge will be swung into the canal open position to allow the repairs to take place.

We apologise for the ongoing inconvenience and we are working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue.


Update on 20/04/2021:

Following the recent closure of Selby swing bridge, a further incident took place last Tuesday 13th April 2021 when a HGV hit the bridge whilst trying to cross it, despite the bridge being signed with a 3 tonne weight limit.

During a site inspection on Wednesday 14th April 2021 with CRT engineers the bridge failed to operate. CRT are working with partners and the local highways team to make it safe and plan a way forward. At this time CRT are looking at various options to get the canal open as soon as possible, however we are unable to give a date for this.


Original message:

The Swing Bridge is out of balance and is unable to swing.

Contractors will be attending the site.