Culvert failure worse than expected

Published: Thursday, 09 May 2024

THE culvert failure at Aston Lock 11 on the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal is worse than was expected.

It was at the end of April that it was discovered that it had partially collapsed, Keith Gudgin reported.

In worse state

Contractors installed a porta dam so that it could be more closely inspected

It was originally thought that a temporary fix could solve the problem, but upon close inspection yesterday, Wednesday, it was discovered that the culvert had failed completely and only a permanent repair would suffice.

We are told this could take a few weeks to repair with the navigation closed.