Coxheads Swing Bridge No 20

West Lancashire L31 4LS, United Kingdom
 
Coxheads Swing Bridge No 20 is a minor waterways place on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) between Stanley Dock Cut Junction (14 miles and 4¾ furlongs to the south) and Lathom Junction (Junction with Leeds and Liverpool - Rufford Branch) (9 miles and 3¼ furlongs to the northeast).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Stanley Dock Cut Junction is Jacksons Aqueduct No 8 (Sudell Brook Aqueduct); 3½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Lathom Junction is Downholland Winding Hole; 2¾ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

There is a swing bridge here.

 

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Notices

Navigation closure notice: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open

Update on 25/04/2019:

After speaking with our contractors, we have organised the following manual swinging of Bridge 20, Coxhead Swing Bridge to allow customer passage.

We request customers who wish to pass through to arrive promptly at 12pm on each of the following days;

Saturday 27 April.

Thereafter every Monday and Friday until a repair is completed.

Customers with a Liverpool Link/Salthouse Dock Booking, please make sure you leave yourself with enough time to allow passage through Bridge 20. Those who wish to rearrange your booking, please do so online, or by calling our Customer Service team on 03030 404040.

Update on 24/04/2019:

Please be advised following inspections by our team, navigation will remain closed here at Bridge 20, Coxhead Swing Bridge. The damage caused is so severe, that at this present time we are unsure of the timescale of the repair, however we anticipate this could be for several weeks.

Our team are currently on site removing the mechanisms uncovered by the vehicle impact to reduce the risk of further vandalism, theft or weather damage.

We are working alongside the police and helping their investigation. We are urging anyone who may have witnessed this act of vandalism to call Customer Services on 03030 404040 with any information.

If you have a Liverpool Link/Salthouse Dock Booking, we politely request to keep your booking in place and to keep an eye on these updates. If you wish to cancel or rearrange your booking, you can do so by following the instructions here;

An update will be provided once our team have been to site to inspect the severity of the damage caused.

Please be advised our team are onsite facilitating works to the offside landing stage. Whilst these works are ongoing, and the team are onsite, single handed boaters will be assisted with passage through the bridge by the team onsite. We anticipate customers may incur short delays while the team cease works, to allow for safe passage.

The team will be onsite between 8.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and listen to any advice that may be given by the team onsite.

Thursday the 11th of April, 2019 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020
Information sent Wednesday the 24th of April, 2019

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Nearest water point

Dicconson's Bridge No 17 — 1 mile, 4½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Maghull Hall Swing Bridge No 12 — 3 miles, 3 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Burscough Bridge Wharf — 8 miles, 5 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 13 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Dean Locks No 90 — 16 miles and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Salthouse Dock — 16 miles, 2 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Stanley Dock Cut Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Stanley Dock Branch) to Stanley Dock, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Liverpool Link) to Salthouse Dock
Pottery Changeline Bridge — 19 miles, 4 furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Bottom Lock No 87 — 19 miles, 5 furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Junction — 19 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction

Nearest rubbish disposal

Burscough Bridge Wharf — 8 miles, 5 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Moss Bridge No 35 — 10 miles, 3 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 13 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Wigan Bottom Lock No 87 — 19 miles, 5 furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Wigan Junction — 19 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Burscough Bridge Wharf — 8 miles, 5 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 13 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station
Salthouse Dock — 16 miles, 2 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Stanley Dock Cut Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Stanley Dock Branch) to Stanley Dock, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Liverpool Link) to Salthouse Dock
Wigan Junction — 19 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 6 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction

Nearest place to turn

Downholland Winding Hole — 2¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Lydiate Winding Hole — 1 mile, 5¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Halsall Hill Bridge Winding Hole — 2 miles, 6½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Halsall Warehouse Bridge Winding Hole — 3 miles, 1¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Melling Winding Hole — 4 miles, 3¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Scarisbrick Winding Hole — 4 miles, 5½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Aintree Winding Hole — 6 miles, ½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Canal Turn — 6 miles, ¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Great Score Winding Hole — 7 miles, 2 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Lathom Junction — 9 miles, 3¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Ford Winding Hole — 9 miles, 4¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Litherland Winding Hole — 10 miles, 2¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Marsh Meadow Winding Hole — 11 miles, 7½ furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Marsh Meadow Winding Hole
Bootle Winding Hole — 12 miles, ½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool
Fettlers Wharf Marina — 12 miles, 3 furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Fettlers Wharf Marina
Parbold Spur — 12 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Rufford Old Hall — 12 miles, 5½ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Rufford Old Hall
Appley Bridge Winding Hole — 14 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Stanley Dock Cut Junction — 14 miles, 4¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Liverpool

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Spark Bridge Sanitary Station — 13 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 7 locks away
Travel to Lathom Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch) to Spark Bridge Sanitary Station

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Scarisbrick Marina — 4 miles, 5¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Wigan Junction
Salthouse Dock — 16 miles, 2 furlongs and 6 locks away
Travel to Stanley Dock Cut Junction, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Stanley Dock Branch) to Stanley Dock, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Liverpool Link) to Salthouse Dock
 

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