Weaver Navigation

Start date: February 25, 2021

Est. end if know: May 6, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Town Swing Bridge, Northwich

Update on 16/04/2021:

Please be advised navigation at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation remains closed to vessels with an air draft greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m whilst the combined works to repair the bridge continue.

A further update will be provided by Friday 30 April.

Update on 25/02/2021:

Unfortunately, due the flooding during Storm Christoph, Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation sustained further damage to vital operational components, and as such, we are experiencing delays to the combined works to repair the bridge.

Several motors are now needing to be replaced, along with the emergency works to the cross-river ducting and cables and the planned roller replacement works.

We continue to work with our contractors to adapt the method of combined works and we are hopeful that the works will be finished by mid-April.

Navigation at Town Bridge remains closed to vessels with an air draft greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m.

A further update will be provided by Friday 16 April.

Update on 11/09/2020:

Please be advised, our teams have concluded their investigations into the works needed to repair the cross-river ducting and cables at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation.

Due to the works needed and to maximise resources within the Trust, the works will now take place alongside the planned roller replacement works which are due to commence in January 2021.

Town Swing Bridge will remain closed to larger vessels during this time.

Notice of these combined works will be published as soon as the details have been established.

Update on 27/08/2020:

Investigations into the cross-river ducting and cables at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation have continued this week to gain a full understanding of the issues and determine the best way forward.

We will be reviewing the repair options available to us over the next couple of weeks and should then be in a better position to advise on what works are needed and the timescales involved.

Navigation will remain closed to larger vessels whilst our teams continue to work on a method of repair.

Update on 14/08/2020:

Further investigative works have been carried out this week on the operational electrical and control cables that run underwater at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation. Substantial damage has been found and requires a major repair which includes replacement ducting.

Navigation will remain closed to larger vessels whilst our teams continue to work on a method of repair.

Update on 07/08/2020:

As repairs progressed this week to the locking pin and wedges at Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation, the team discovered damage to the underwater cable that is vital in its operation.

Navigation will remain closed to larger vessels whilst our team look into ways to repair the cable.

Original message:

Please be advised Town Swing Bridge on the Weaver Navigation is unable to be swung for larger vessels, due to faults with the locking pin and bridge wedges.

 

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