Cw 6705 Coxhead’s swing bridge after vandalism 24.4.19
Canal and River Trust engineers and contractors are working on the vandalised bridge site at Coxhead’s bridge on the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Haskayne.
It is believed the extensive damage was caused by vandals using a stolen JCB machine over the evening and night of the 23rd to 24th of April 2019, and has resulted in the bridge becoming unable to swing open for canal boats to pass through.
A container had been pushed into the canal and has just been lifted out, and the wrecked bridge operating equipment is being worked on.
It is unknown when the bridge will be repaired and the canal reopened for boat traffic.
Photo image Cw 6705 Copyright Colin Wareing
Location: Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Coxhead swing bridge, Haskayne, Lancashire, England, UK