Thursday, 25 November 2010

Bypassing a culvert on the Monty

From Frankton Junction on the LLangollen Canal the Montgomery Canal is currently navigable only as far as Gronwen (or Gronwyn) Bridge 82, near Maesbury Marsh. At least, that's as far as we could get when cruising this beautiful canal last year. Between here and Berriew the Monty is criss-crossed by lowered roads, or else is dewatered, with derelict locks.

But at Bridge 117 an underbridge has been built. The channel now bypasses the culvert under the lowered A458.

In the photo above the original course of the canal goes off to the left and disappears in a culvert. The new channel and bridge are to the right.

Here is the culvert from the other (south) side of the road. You should be able to make out the sloping iron grille stopping the beer cans and plastic bottles going in.


I was snowed on when I walked in Norwich during my lunch break today. It didn't settle, but we're promised more of the same over the next fortnight. Just the weather to be tucked up in a cosy narrowboat!

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