A Victorian canal aquaduct in Derbyshire is to be restored in a £450,000 project. The aquaduct 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 aquaduct 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. Hopefully English Heritage will get more than one quote.