Canal bridge gets £450,000 restoration

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A Victorian canal aqueduct in Derbyshire is to be restored in a £450,000 project.

The aqueduct is 163 years old and takes the Cromford Canal over the Derby to Matlock railway line.

The canal has recently been drained due to corrosion problems in the bridge's cast iron structure.

Repairs to the aqueduct and the construction of a new permanent steel towpath are due to take place between June and November.

Its status as a scheduled monument means the county council has a duty to maintain it and all repairs must be approved by English Heritage.

Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Councillor, Simon Spencer said: "We need to do the work so that the canal, enjoyed by over a hundred thousand people each year, can flow again over the aqueduct."

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