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Grand Union's Slough arm closed after cracks appear in bridge

On Friday 26th April CRT closed the Slough arm of the Grand Union Canal, and its towpath, after serious cracks appeared in the brick abutment of Reeds Bridge (bridge 2A), close to the junction.

Peter Walker, engineering manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “On Friday evening we noticed that one of the brick sides that supports Reeds Bridge had significantly moved so for safety reason we have had to temporarily close the canal and towpath around the bridge.  We’re not sure yet what has caused this problem and over the next few weeks we will be carrying a full and thorough investigation and we hope to have the canal and towpath back open as quickly and possible.”

Monday 29 April  | Andrew Denny  | 10.36am, Monday 29 April 2013

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