Marple Lock Flight open again

MARPLE Lock Flight, on the Peak Forest Canal, is now open again after 20 months of emergency repairs.

Here are some photos of the Canal & River Trust work boat carrying out a test run on Friday. The first boats were expected over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Problems with the lock chamber walls first at Lock 15 and then Lock 11 have resulted in the lock flight being closed to through-traffic since September 2017.

Canal & River Trust supervisor Tracey Jackson said: “Big thanks to the wonderful army of volunteers in this area. Throughout the work, they have continued to keep this area looking lovely for visitors and staffed the  welcome station at the junction with the Macclesfield Canal. As the canal reopens for boats, we are expecting another busy summer.”

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