Latest Photographs

Fri 7th Jun to Wed 10th Jul 2002


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Fri 7th Jun 2002: A photograph of the new extension to the moorings on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Tarleton.
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Fri 7th Jun 2002: A closer view of the new moorings being constructed on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Tarleton.
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Fri 7th Jun 2002: A derelict boat on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Tarleton - going...
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Fri 7th Jun 2002: going...
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Fri 7th Jun 2002: almost gone!.

The Ribble to Blackpool Road bridge.

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Wed 10th Jul 2002: Lock 9 has been completed and the piles of the coffer dam which protected it during construction have been removed. The hydraulic ram and mechanical linkage are inside a protective casing on the higher side of the gate chamber. The top of the weir can just be seen to the right of the lower side.
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Wed 10th Jul 2002: A slightly wider view showing the steel cabin which houses the electrical apparatus for operating the rising-sector gate.
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Wed 10th Jul 2002: Sections of the floating mooring pontoon awaiting installation.
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Wed 10th Jul 2002: Composite view of bank piling, bank profiling and dredging which has been completed around the two bends between lock 9 and Blackpool Road bridge. Continuous piling has been installed to protect a length of bank which has suffered from erosion in recent years. The two piles for the floating mooring pontoon can also be seen.

Blackpool Road bridge to the farm access bridge.

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Wed 10th Jul 2002: Bank profiling, piling and dredging at the reed bed north of Blackpool Road bridge.
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Tue 18th June 2002: The right hand bank which has been cut back to ease the bend can just be seen beneath the tree in the distance.
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Tue 18th Jun 2002: This view is looking back from the bend at the bottom of Butterfly Walk which is the access road from Blackpool Road.
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Tue 18th Jun 2002: Looking upstream from the same point.
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Fri 7th Jun 2002: A view from the opposite bank before the bend was fully cut back. (Photo Cliff Fazackerley)
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Fri 7th Jun 2002: The excavator has been working from a temporary rock fill 'road' laid on the bed of the brook. This 'road' will be removed as the excavator works back digging out the bed to the final level. (Photo by Cliff Fazackerley)
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Tue 18th Jun 2002: The far bank, just downstream of the BNFL siphon, is of doubtful stability and is being piled using a rig on the near bank.
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Tue 18th Jun 2002: Looking up-stream, towards lock 8, from just upstream of the BNFL pumping station. Two round piles for the floating mooring pontoon below lock 8 can be seen in the distance.
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Tue 18th Jun 2002: Closer view of the two round piles for the floating mooring pontoon below lock 8.
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Tue 18th Jun 2002: Lock 8, along with its fish pass and winding hole has now been completed. Another floating mooring pontoon will be installed upstream of the lock.
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Tue 18th Jun 2002: The piles for two more pontoons are already in position just downstream of the farm access bridge.
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Tue 18th Jun 2002: The replacement farm access bridge has been completed and the deck of the old one has been removed although removal of the abutments and bank profiling remain to be done. The hawthorn hedges which were planted, in areas between here and Lea Road, in the spring are growing strongly - no doubt aided by the damp weather conditions.
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Last Revised: Wed 10th July 2002

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