Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The Trent and Mersey Canal is closed to boats as a result of a farmers runaway six ton trailer smashing the bridge, which is on the Findern side of Stenson Lock.
The towpath remains open for cycles, since there was already a bypass route avoiding the path under the bridge.
The missing parapet now lies as hardcore at the bottom of the canal and my guess is that the bridge will have to be demolished. Fortunately the bridge carried only a farm track over the canal.
Posted by Les Sims at 18:15