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Bridgewater Canal closure from 5.2.20

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The canal will be closed near Barton aqueduct from 8.00am on Wednesday 5th February 2020 until further notice.

 

As yet no reason has been given for the stoppage.

 

Info from the Bridgewater Canal Company.

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Where do you find these stoppages Pie Eater?

I can only find stoppages up to March last year on the stoppages page on bridgewatercanal.co.uk

Scrub that-just found it-Ive always looked on 'stoppages' and info is infact on 'News' for anyone else that cant find it.

 

Edited by PaulJ
Sussed it!
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It's nice that they gave notice this time, unlike Saturday 25th Jan when I arrived to find a "Bridge Shut" notice cable tied to the handrail!

 

Fortunately I made it, but stopped briefly whilst I had a quick look at what's going on. Hopefully the videos I post work.

 

The problem is with the Barton Lane Aqueduct (not the swing aqueduct) in that the canal is leaking through or around the iron trough the canal runs through at this point, and is appearing through the gaps in the bricks. It will be interesting to see how this pans out.

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18 hours ago, PaulJ said:

Where do you find these stoppages Pie Eater?

I can only find stoppages up to March last year on the stoppages page on bridgewatercanal.co.uk

Scrub that-just found it-Ive always looked on 'stoppages' and info is infact on 'News' for anyone else that cant find it.

 

Paul

As far as I am aware all Bridgewater boaters who are on the Bridgewater Canal Company mailing list get stoppage emails.

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The canal will be open this weekend but will close again on Monday 10th February 2020 until further notice.

 

Info from the Bridgewater Canal Company.

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2 minutes ago, Pie Eater said:

The canal is to remain open until the weather improves.

Is that anything like :

 

"The floggings will continue until morale improves?" :D

 

 

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Oh crap, I suppose if the aqueduct is leaking it could be closed for months.

 

Ah, I see this is not the aqueduct itself, but that is closed from 9th March for a couple of weeks. Hopefully the other unplanned closure will get cleared quickly.

Edited by Galilee

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Another update from the Bridgewater Canal Company.

 

The canal will be closed again until further notice from Monday 17th  February 2020 at 9.00am.

 

After watching Liams video I suspect that this may be a long stoppage but I hope that I am wrong.

 

 

 

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