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Bridge 80 – fingers crossed for Easter Opening

28th March 2021 @ 6:06am – by Dave Martin
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Progress report from the Canal & River Trust

Update on 26/03/2021:

Our contractors continue to work hard on the culvert repair works at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal and works have progressed significantly.

The new pipe making the upstream and downstream connection is now in place, the trench has been backfilled, both offside and towpath side washwalls have been rebuilt and the canal bed repairs are nearing on completion.

The temporary access ramp is being removed over the weekend and further works to backfill the manhole will follow early next week. There is still some work to do to reinstate the towpath which will remain closed, however we are working hard to reopen the canal to navigation by Easter.

A further update will be provided Wednesday 31 March.

The first two photos are from Dave Martin, the third (last Wednesday) from Jean Stainthorpe

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