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25-07-2013 : LOCK 13 TO 15 ON THE ROCHDALE CANAL

Number 25 bridge, Shaw Wood Bridge, on the Rochdale Canal has been struck by a vehicle and significant damage has occurred to the downstream bridge parapet an inspection has confirmed that there is a risk of the parapet falling into the canal.

Contractors have been appointed to take down and make safe the affected section of parapet.

The Rochdale Canal will reopen to Canal Boat and craft navigation as soon as the parapet has been made safe.

Locks 13 and 15 will be locked off until the parapet has been made safe.

Winding is available if required below Lock 16 and below Lock 9.


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