Gateway to the Buckingham Arm to be Restored12 November 2017
Funding has been secured for the restoration of the first bridge on the Old Stratford Arm of the Grand Union Canal, Cosgrove Bridge. This was previously destroyed to make way for a farm access, but is now being restored as part of the bigger project to make the Old Stratford and Buckingham Canal Arms navigable again.
This restoration has been made possible thanks to a contribution from IWA, which helped to secure a grant of £70k from LEADER towards the rebuilding of the bridge. The Society is now getting plans in place ready for preparation works during the tail end of 2017 and construction of the new bridge during summer 2018.
The Buckingham Arm originally ran from Cosgrove, Northamptonshire to Buckingham. The first short stretch of the Old Stratford Arm is used for moorings. Buckingham Canal Society aims to restore the Arm and its extension, the Buckingham Arm, though to the town of Buckingham.