Breach Update 54. 16th July

This morning C&RT have issued an update regarding the breach on the Aire and Calder.

Notice Alert

Location: Breach – Pollington Lock to Rawcliffe Bridge/water levels/towpaths

Sunday 20 December 2020 14:30 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Structure failure

Update on 16/07/2021:

Please note there is no navigation through the breach site at Newbridge.

From 25th July The Trust will be raising the water levels in the navigation in order to temporarily re-water the breach site to allow engineers to check banks. Following this test, the levels in the navigation will be lowered. Please note this will see the water level reduced back to the current lower level, in order to allow the removal of the cofferdam.

Water levels will be affected from Ferrybridge to Goole on the Aire & Calder navigation and on the New Junction canal to Sykehouse Lock.

Can skippers of all craft please adjust their mooring lines accordingly. 

Once the cofferdam has been removed, the navigation will be re-watered, ahead of the planned opening in mid-August.

We will update this notice when we have further information.

No date as yet, but hopefully everything is on track.

They have also updated the website, which pretty much says the same.

In Selby there is also news on the swing bridge out of the basin.

Update on 15/07/2021:

Unfortunately, we have experienced some delays with agreeing a design for the temporary scaffold footbridge required before we can affect a road closure with the local authority on Selby swing bridge.  

The pedestrian bridge installation is to start on the Wednesday 21st July 2021 and will be completed by Friday 30th July 2021. Upon completion the swing bridge will be opened to allow boat movement.

A further navigation restriction will be in place on Thursday 5th August 2021 to allow the swing bridge to be lifted out and taken off site for repair.

Thank you for your continued patience while we are undertaking these essential repairs and we apologies for any ongoing inconvenience this may cause to your summer cruising plans.