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    Default Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    We are going up river next week, from Portishead to Sharpness and then on to Upton and hopefully Stourport

    I remember having to have a bridge swung on the approach to Gloucester, it's quite high but we were a few inches to tall, Sealine F36 but with extra stainless steel on the radar arch that once held a satellite TV dome

    I can't determine which bridge this is, near Pets at Home if that helps? Looked like quite a new structure

    Are there still toilets and showers at Saul, British Waterways key needed? Or any other locations?

    Also any advice on the best place for diesel?

    Thanks in advance for any info
    See the rainbow not the rain

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    I haven’t been up the Sharpness canal for a few years, but if I remember rightly the first bridge that needs to be swung is the railway bridge. A man in a bike road out to the middle and wound a huge handle and the whole centre section rotated horizontally. After that there are lots of other bridges that lift of swing as you go up the canal.

    I do not know what happens after Gloucester as I never went any further.

    I’m pretty sure there’s a guide for the Sharpness -Gloucester canal available online.
    Semper aliud

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Semper aliud

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Thanks for the links, I'll take a look at them

    There is a lot of info but it's the name of that one bridge that is s electing me, I remember having to give 24 hours notice to have it swung
    See the rainbow not the rain

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Could this be Llanthony bridge? There are about 15 more before you reach here though

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    I do not know what happens after Gloucester as I never went any further.
    There be dragons!

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    there is some useful stuff here

    http://smyc.info/sea/4590369011

    Netheridge bridge is the one you are thinking about , 24 hours advance booking required

    https://www.waterways.org.uk/gloucan..._boaters_guide

    has more useful details

    best place for fuel is at frampton on the right side going upstream, immediately at the end of the factory. sell 1 million litrs a month, farmers heating etc.

    certainly amongst the cleanest I have bunkered throughout europe, including the Rhine. no connection other than satisfied customer.

    use to be called acp, but I think Johnsons 01452 741821.

    Hopefully will be anch below upton sat/ sun so say hi on way past, and can arrange a visitors mooring at SMYC below worcester, ( club does a good sunday lunch, (do have a connection as VP this year))

    poster Sharpness has a similar height boat and could advise as to height etc.
    David

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Netheridge, that's the one!
    I'll make sure I call 24 hours prior
    Thanks for the links, give us a wave if see us pass
    See the rainbow not the rain

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneds View Post
    Netheridge, that's the one!
    I'll make sure I call 24 hours prior
    Thanks for the links, give us a wave if see us pass
    If you need Netheridge opening, you aren't getting to get far after Gloucester!
    I'd rather be naked
    www.mastaclimba.com

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham_Wright View Post
    If you need Netheridge opening, you aren't getting to get far after Gloucester!
    ?

    I have 4.00 air draft and have plenty of clearance to worcester, even when in low flood the OP height is in the 4.2- 4.6 area I suspect and will have no problems
    David

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