Downholland – Queueing for the swing bridge to open

Following the shocking vandalism to the electrical control box of Bridge 20 on the Leeds Liverpool Canal a few weeks back where Greens Lane/Eagar Lane cross it this was the scene one day recently:-

Interestingly the C&RT refer to the bridge as ‘Coxhead’ (see notice displayed by the bridge below), a name I’ve not heard before. I thought it’s local name was Rimmer’s Bridge. Can anyone with local knowledge clarify? I suppose it could be like Billy’s Bridge in Lydiate also being known as Lydiate Hill Bridge i.e. more than one local name?

Is there any update from Lancashire Police about the unprovoked attack on the bridge control box? – Not that a control box could provoke an attack of course!

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M58 Motorway – Beware yobs are chucking bricks at vehicles off bridges!

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/yobs-throw-bricks-m58-bridge-12078970

The Liverpool Echo has this most worrying to stories – see link above.

There will be a serious accident or even a death if this yob behavior continues. Keep your eyes peeled if you use this local motorway.