Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (New Junction Canal)

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (New Junction Canal) is a commercial waterway and is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. It runs for 5 miles and 4 furlongs through 1 lock from Sykehouse Junction (where it joins the Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford)) to Bramwith Junction (where it joins the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Main Line) and the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Bramwith to Stainforth)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 215 feet long and 22 feet and 6 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 16 feet. The maximum draught is 6 feet and 7 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Bramwith Aqueduct and Went Aqueduct

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Sykehouse Junction
Junction of Aire and Calder (Main Line) and Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal
Went Aqueduct (northern end) 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Went Aqueduct (southern end) 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Sykehouse Lift Bridge
Sykehouse village is about a mile to the east
7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Kirk Lane Swing Bridge 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Sykehouse Lock
You must do the swing bridge in the middle first before you can do the Lock.
1 mile and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Smallhedge Swing Bridge 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 1 lock
Site of Westfield Swing Bridge 3 miles and ¼ furlongs 1 lock
Kirkhouse Green Lift Bridge 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 1 lock
Top Lane Lift Bridge 4 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Low Lane Swing Bridge
Kirk Bramwith
4 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Low Lane Aqueduct 4 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Chequer Lane Aqueduct No 2 4 miles and 7½ furlongs 1 lock
Chequer Lane Aqueduct No 1 4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Bramwith Aqueduct (nothern end)
(Bramwith Aqueduct closed when the river Don is in flood underneath )
5 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
Bramwith Aqueduct (southern end)
(Bramwith Aqueduct closed when the river Don is in flood underneath)
5 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Bramwith Junction
Junction of Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigations main line with New Junction Canal
5 miles and 4 furlongs 1 lock
 
 
 
  S&SY navigation info
Sheffield & South Yorkshire navigation info from IWA
 

Navigation restriction notice: New Junction Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Sykehouse Lock Bridge 5 — from Monday the 8th of July, 2019 to Wednesday the 8th of July, 2020.

Update on 09/07/2019: The lock swing bridge has now been placed in the open position, so customers can now operate the lock as normal. We are asking customers not to move the bridge now it is in the open position as this could damage it further. it will be chained open tomorrow whilst we wait for a permanent repair to be completed  

Notification sent Monday the 8th of July, 2019

 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SY) is a system of navigable inland waterways (canals and canalised rivers) in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England.

Chiefly based on the River Don, it runs for a length of 43 miles (69 km) and has 27 locks. It connects Sheffield, Rotherham, and Doncaster with the River Trent at Keadby and (via the New Junction Canal) the Aire and Calder Navigation.

The system consisted of five parts, four of which are still open to navigation today:-

  • The River Don Navigation
  • The Sheffield Canal (effectively abandoned in the early 1970s but re-vitalised since the 1990s)
  • The Stainforth and Keadby Canal
  • The New Junction Canal
  • The Dearne and Dove Canal (closed 1961)

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation
[Victoria Quays] [Doncaster Power Station] [Keadby Power Station] [Kilnhurst] [Aire and Calder Navigation] [New Junction Canal] [Stainforth and Keadby Canal] [Yorkshire Ring] [South Yorkshire Railway and River Dun Company]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:48