CWaC and the Canals and Rivers Trust have announced that the Swing Bridge is to be re-opened on 10 & 11 October. On the 10th, at around lunchtime, there will be a re-opening ceremony accompanied by boats and modern and historic lorries and then, at midnight on 11th October the swing bridge will re-open for traffic.
As the £4.5M refurbishment scheme is nearing its conclusion it was wonderful this morning to see the swing bridge in its 'open position' for river traffic no doubt as part of the recommissioning work.
So, if you are free on 10 October - especially around lunchtime - go and enjoy the festivities. Unfortunately I'll miss the opening events as my day job sees me representing a client at an Inquest.