Osney Bridge: Narrowboat recovered

A barge blocking navigation immediately upstream of Osney Bridge has been removed.

The narrowboat appears to have broken away from its mooring whilst there was strong current on Thursday afternoon. A forecast of heavy rain caused the Environment Agency to attempt early action.

When this proved difficult a slipway was built on the right bank and eventually the boat was hauled on to the bank more than 24 hours after the accident.

The Oxford Mail has pictures and the River Thames News has an updated report.