Shropshire Union Canal

Start date: February 22, 2021

Est. end if know: March 12, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge, Shropshire Union Canal
Starts At: Bridge 79, Moss Hall
Ends At: Bridge 82, Coole Lane

 

Update on 19/02/2021:

This week, our contractors have been working to establish the line and level of the existing culvert, where it crosses under the approach wall foundations at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal.

We have now installed the temporary support necessary to allow us to keep the Grade II listed bridge approach walls intact whilst we install the shoring needed to excavate the new culvert safely.

A further update will be provided Friday 5 March.

Update on 05/02/2021:

Our contractors have now installed a temporary access into the canal bed at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal and we will be starting works to remove the damaged culvert early next week.

Whilst this section of the canal remains dewatered, our teams across the Shropshire Union Canal have been working together to manage the water levels and provide a sufficient flow past the affected areas.

A towpath diversion has also been established this week, details of which can be seen onsite.

We will endeavour to get this repair complete in time for Easter, subject to ongoing effects from Storm Christoph and other arising emergency works in the North West. We will have better certainty on the timescale in the next couple of weeks and a further update will be provided by Friday 19 February.

Update on 29/01/2021:

Our engineers have prepared their design for the permanent repair works to the culvert by Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal and our contractors have started to set up a temporary towpath diversion around the work site whilst continuing with site set up. We are planning to bring the machines needed to start building access into the canal bed early next week.

Whilst many factors need to be taken into consideration, including the ongoing effects from Storm Christoph and arising emergency works in the North West, we anticipate these works will take 8 to 10 weeks.

A further update will be provided by Friday 5 February.

Update on 22/01/2021:

Our contractors have continued with site set up this week at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal. Unfortunately, due to Storm Christoph, works onsite have been delayed, however our engineers have continued to work hard on developing the design for the repair works and we will resume the planned dewatering operations on Monday 25 January.

A further update will be provided Friday 29 January.

Update on 19/01/2021:

CCTV inspections have been carried out onsite at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal and our engineers have found a section of the culvert by Bridge 80 has collapsed under the canal which requires replacement.

Unfortunately, the adverse weather conditions have impacted our progress today and we were forced to remove the stop planks to allow water through the site to prevent the canal from overtopping upstream.

We will continue to monitor the water levels over the next couple of days while our contractors continue with site set up. Our aim is to start work later this week, subject to weather conditions.

At present, the towpath remains open however this will remain under review as scope of the works progress.

A further update will be provided by Friday 22 January.

Update on 18/01/2021:

Navigation remains closed between Bridge 79, Moss Hall and Bridge 82, Coole Lane on the Shropshire Union Canal whilst we continue to work on the leak that appeared by Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge.

Our teams are carrying out further inspections and an update will be provided tomorrow, Tuesday 19 January.

Update on 15/01/2021:

In addition to the stop planks, a cofferdam has been placed on site at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal which has allowed our teams to stem the flow of the leak.

Our contractors will be back onsite tomorrow to continue works and a further update will be provided Monday 18 January.

Update on 15/01/2021:

Please be advised, following further inspection it is no longer a breach but a significant leak at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge, navigation remains closed between Bridge 79, Moss Hall and Bridge 82, Coole Lane on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Our engineer is onsite and stop planks are being installed at Bridge 80 to enable our team to apply clay to the affected area.

A further update will be provided this afternoon.

Original message:

Please be advised, due to a breach at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge, navigation is closed between Bridge 79, Moss Hall and Bridge 82, Coole Lane on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Our engineer is onsite and stop planks are being installed at Bridge 80 to enable our team to apply clay to the affected area.

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