Work boat Murillo arrives at the works at Dean Lock. PHOTO: COLIN WAREING, COLIN AND CAROLE’S CREATIONS

Stoppages: Winter works west of Wigan

AS PART of the annual winter stoppage programme on the inland waterways, work has been taking place at Dean Lock to the west of Wigan on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, writes Colin Wareing.

Work boat Murillo arrives at the works at Dean Lock.  PHOTO: COLIN WAREING, COLIN AND CAROLE’S CREATIONS
Work boat Murillo arrives at the works at Dean Lock. PHOTO: COLIN WAREING, COLIN AND CAROLE’S CREATIONS

Canal & River Trust workboat Murillo was used to transport materials that had been loaded at the nearby road bridge at Gathurst.

The works included refurbishment to the tail gates of the lock and leakage repairs to the top gates. The lock access ladders have also been extended.

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UPDATE: CRT report the stoppage has been competed.

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