Pennine Waterways News

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Bridge badly damaged by lorry

Yet another canal bridge has been damaged by a lorry. This time it was Walton Bridge, which crosses the Bridgewater Canal just west of Warrington.

Warrington Road, which crosses the bridge, makes a sharp turn across the bridge. It is an unclassified road and it is believed that the driver of the articulated lorry was following SatNav directions.

The bridge is a Grade II Listed structure and it is hoped that the lorry' insurance will cover the cost to the Bridgewater Canal Company of reconstructing the parapet in brickwork that matches the original.

The bridge has been made safe for boats to pass below, although the towpath has been temporarily closed.

For more photographs and the full story, please see the article on the Warrington Worldwide website.

Walton Bridge. Photo: Warrington Worldwide