Boaters on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in the Skipton area face a long delay after the Gawflat Swing Bridge (176) became inoperable following an impact from a boat.
The Canal and River Trust says that the bridge will be action until further notice and that an update will be issued on Friday 31st May.
Gawflat Swing Bridge is half a mile west of Skipton town centre and is on a popular stretch of canal. The stoppage will particularly affect hirers who need to return their boats to the hire bases by the weekend.
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