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Consultation on Glos & Sharpness bridges

The Canal & River Trust has started an online consultation asking boaters and local residents about proposed changes to the way the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal lift and swing bridges operate.

CRT proposes to install remote control technology on the canal bridges, allowing boaters to operate the bridges remotely from their smartphones. Many of the bridges are passable without opening, and others can’t be opened during rush hour traffic, but it would reduce the need for bridge keepers on site. At this stage there is no talk of job cuts, although inevitably it would reduce the need for staff on site.

The survey will run until the 30th of June.To find out more about the plans and take part in the survey, please visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/gsbridges.

Tuesday 2 June  | Andrew Denny  | 11.37am, Tuesday 2 June 2015

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