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Gawflat Swing Bridge Closure

Published 26 April

UPDATE 4.5.21 – Closure delayed
The footpath over the canal will now be closed from Monday, June 28 ahead of the old bridge being removed on Sunday, July 4. The new bridge will be installed on Sunday, July 11, and the bridge will be reopened on Thursday, July 15.

It has been announced that the Gawflat swing bridge (next to Magnet into Aireville Park) over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Skipton will be replaced in May this year.

Whilst the work on the swing bridge is ongoing, the public footpath which runs over it will be closed and an alternative route will be available via Brewery Lane swing bridge. The public footpath is proposed to be closed from Monday 10 May 2021 to Friday 28 May 2021.

If you are a student at College and believe this will affect your travel journey to College, please take note of the plans in the image attached which show an alternative route.

If you require further information on the swing bridge closure and alternative routes, please email

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