Bridge breaks down over Doncaster town canal

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A swing bridge over the canal in Thorne has broken down.

One of the hydraulic pipes that power the canal bridge failed, says Thorne Town Council. leaving it open for boats, but not pedestrians. Engineers said they hoped to repair it by the end of the week.

A council spokesman said: “Engineers have been contacted and will visit the site today with the aim that the bridge will be repaired and re-usable by the end of this week.”