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Cowling Swing bridge No. 191, located approx 1km west of Silsden, West Yorkshire

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From Date:12/02/2024 08:00
To Date:29/02/2024 16:00 inclusive
Type:Navigation Closure
Is the towpath closed?Yes


We would like to advise you of this additional stoppage to the Winter Works Programme.

Due to the size of the lifting operation, we will be using a contract lift to remove Cowling bridge (191) and replacing it with a new bridge.

We have explored the option of doing this work as a restriction but unfortunately due to the nature of the works, involving heavy lifting and large cranage, we need to do a canal closure to ensure the safety of customers and those working on site.

This means the navigation will be closed from 14 February 2024 through to 27 February 2024.

Closest waterway:Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Starts at:Bridge 191, Cowling Swing Bridge
Ends at:Bridge 191, Cowling Swing Bridge
Upstream winding hole:Bridge 190
Downstream winding hole:Bridge 191A