Ripon boaters stuck again

Published: Friday, 30 July 2021

AFTER being held captive in their marina at Ripon the boaters are stuck again.

The navigation failure of Boothferry Bridge on the Ouse means that those boaters who were trapped in their marina at Ripon whilst Canal & River Trust took two months to replace cills on a lock, look like being trapped again, Keith Gudgin reports.

The failure of Boothferry Bridge closing navigation means there is no access to Ripon.

Electrical issues

It is stated that electrical issues have prevented the bridge working closing navigation on the river with Canal & River Trust putting the stoppage down to 'maintenance'.

The bridge however is maintained by East Riding Council who are responsible for its workings and who will need to undertake the repairs.