Broken balance beam closes Trent & Mersey

Published: Thursday, 05 October 2017

A BALANCE beam of Bagnall Lock at Alrewas on the Trent & Mersey Canal has come adrift and closed the navigation.

Bagnall LockThis occurred yesterday (Wednesday) as it was being used, with the lock now closed until engineers can investigate and plan a solution.

Very busy

Alrewas is a very busy part of the Trent & Mersey, with so many very large marinas in the area and many hire bases, with people taking advantage of the lower hire rates now the school holidays have ended.


The Trust's staff will be manning the lock in the mornings for three hours between 9am and 12 noon.