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Swing bridge re-opens for first time in 80 years

Swing bridge is officially opened by Richard Parry

Swing bridge is officially opened by Richard Parry

A swing bridge has re-opened on Pocklington Canal for the first time in about 80 years after a generous donation to the society which protects and restores the canal.

Pocklington Canal Amenity Society received about £6,000 from the original Pocklington Canal Boat Club to fit a pintle, the bearing on which the bridge swings, which cost roughly £12,000 to buy and install, The remaining costs have been paid for by the society.

Richard Parry, the Chief Executive Officer of the Canal and River Trust, officially re-opened the swing bridge, which has never opened for a boat since the early 1930s.

Full story in this week’s (7 August) Pocklington Post.

 

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