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Driffield Navigation

Aiming to dredge the navigation and install a new electrical swing or lift Wansford Road Bridge.

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Facts & Stats

3 miles


The length of the Driffield navigation restoration.

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Birmingham Swing Bridge and Snakeholme Lock

Driffield Navigation Trust supported by Driffield Navigation Amenities Association, has restored much of the navigation to Great Driffield. In 2003, a further 1.6 miles of canal was re-opened for navigation with a new Brigham Swing Bridge and a re-opened Snakeholme Lock.

The major tasks remaining are a new electrical swing or lift Wansford Road Bridge and much dredging. A stage 1 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled the Trust to complete over £60,000 of reports setting out completion of the remaining work to restore the Navigation and there is potential for new regional funding to become available in 2010.

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