Bridge Opening

Upper Mills Bridge opens to Navigation 

The official opening of Upper Mills Bridge will be on Tuesday 25th January at 1.00pm.

The first boat under the new bridge will be the Cotswold Canals Trust work boat Aquila. This will carry an 'official party' consisting of:

Mattie Ross, The Mayor of Stonehouse – Keith Pearson, Cabinet Member & Deputy Chair for Stroud District Council – Phil Wyatt of Brittania Construction, Project Manager for the scheme and Liz Payne, Chairman of the Cotswold Canals Trust.

This picture was taken on Friday 21st January and shows the Britannia team busy with the final landscaping work. Close examination of the waters edge on the far bank reveals the soft edging in pre planted coir rolls.

Britannia Project Manager Phil Wyatt explained "Pre-planted coir rolls establish a ‘soft’ and effective method of erosion control and establish immediate habitat. They also provide improvements in site biodiversity and encourage flora and fauna into the area."