Coxhead closes Leeds & Liverpool again

Published: Wednesday, 08 July 2020

FOR the third time this year the failure of Coxhead Swing Bridge (20) has closed the  Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

This failed again yesterday, (Tuesday) but contractors were unable to repair the fault, Keith Gudgin reports.

CoxheadLLAttempting repair today

We were not informed of the nature of the fault only that it was not possible to repair and that the contractors will be attempting to repair it today.

There is no passage through until the swing bridge is repaired which is its third reported failure this year, it having failed on the 29th January and the 11th March.

There have been other failures of the bridge in the past, and it obviously requires urgent permanent attention.