Witham Navigable Drains (Cowbridge Drain)
The Witham Navigable Drains (Cowbridge Drain) is a broad canal and is part of the Witham Navigable Drains. It runs for 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs from Cowbridge Drain Sluice (which is a dead end) to Hobhole Drain - Cowbridge Drain Junction (where it joins the Witham Navigable Drains (Hobhole Drain)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 60 feet long and 11 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
|Cowbridge Drain Sluice
No junction with West Fen Drain due to fixed sluice
|Stonebridge Drain Aqueduct||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Cowbridge Drain - Junction Drain Junction
Junction of Junction Drain and Cowbridge Drain. Closed, no access
|1 furlong||0 locks|
|Cowbridge Drain Railway Bridge||1½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Kelsey Bridge||4 furlongs||0 locks|
|Cowbridge Drain Farm Bridge||6¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Baker's Lane Bridge||1 mile and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
|Hobhole Drain - Cowbridge Drain Junction
Junction of Hobhole Drain and Cowbridge Drain
|1 mile and 4¾ furlongs||0 locks|
Wikipedia has a page about Witham Navigable Drains
The Witham Navigable Drains are located in Lincolnshire, England, and are part of a much larger drainage system managed by the Witham Fourth District Internal Drainage Board. In total there are over 438 miles (705 km) of drainage ditches, of which under 60 miles (97 km) are navigable. Navigation is normally only possible in the summer months, as the drains are maintained at a lower level in winter, and are subject to sudden changes in level as a result of their primary drainage function, which can leave boats stranded. Access to the drains is from the River Witham at Anton's Gowt Lock.