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December 5, 2018

Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal

To keep up to date with the progress of the repairs visit

Canal River Trust


Midway Boats / Barbridge Marina is OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL.

The breach is at the Middlewich Town end of this canal. Barbdrige Marina moorings and facilities are unaffected by this breach.

What this does mean is that for narrowboat owners and for boat rental hirers, navigation is going to be restricted to the Shropshire Union Canal (main line), Llangollen Canal and the Middlewich Branch between Barbridge Junction and Stanthorne Lock, with no access to the Trent & Mersey Canal or Cheshire Ring until early 2019.

The Canal & River Trust have engineers working on the breach and at the moment their best estimate is that repairs will take six months from June 2018 at a cost of between £2m and £3m.


Middlewich Branch Canal Breach

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