IWA West Country Branch

29 June 2020

A previous structure (pictured above) is now property of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust following intervention by IWA West Country branch.

The Trust will use the structure as a farm accommodation bridge across the restored canal, giving it a new lease of life instead of it being removed and broken up as was previously planned.

Members of the local IWA branch attended the opening ceremony which not only launched a new canal crossing but also resulted in a smart new quarter mile length of towpath between Crossways Swing Bridge and Mead’s Swing Bridge in the Bridgwater suburbs.