Fri 7th Jun to Wed 10th Jul 2002
Farm access bridge to Lea Road.
Fri 7th Jun 2002: The channel between the farm access bridge and lock 7 is being dredged to its final depth. Note: Special permission for the excavator to work in the bed of the brook as shown in this and the two following photographs was obtained from the Environment Agency. (Photo by Cliff Fazackerley)
Fri 7th Jun 2002: Two excavators are working together, the dredged material is transferred from the bucket of the one in the channel to the bucket of the one on the bank. (Photo by Cliff Fazackerley)
Tue 18th Jun 2002: Between lock 7 and its bywash outflow the two excavators have been working together to dredge the channel to its correct depth.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: Lock 7 is now complete along with its byweir and fish pass although the downstream moorings and landscaping on the eastern side have yet to be finished.
Fri 7th Jun 2002: Looking downstream from the moorings above lock 7 (Photo by Cliff Fazackerley)
Tue 14th May 2002: The golf club sewer has been relaid under the channel and the old pipe removed. There was insufficient room for the haul-road on the left bank to go further so work down-stream of here was done from the north bank.
Wed 10th Jul 2002: Looking west from the new golf course bridge, the old one having been demolished. The newly surfaced footpath is on the top of the left bank.
Wed 10th Jul 2002: Looking north over the new golf course bridge.
Wed 10th Jul 2002: Looking east from the new golf course access bridge over lock 6. The moorings above and below the lock are now in place. The weir has been completed and water is flowing down the fish pass.
Wed 10th 2002: Looking upstream from the footbridge of lock 6 showing the pound at operational level. The completed weir and fish pass can be seen on the left and the moorings above the lock on the right.
Wed 10th Jun 2002: Water flowing down the fish pass at lock 6.
Wed 10th Jul 2002: The completed channel through Leyland Bridge (Lea Road) seen from the northern bank. Concrete abutments have been cast on each side of the bridge and he fendering installed.
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Last Revised: Sun 14th July 2002
Copyright © 2001-2002 by John Clegg, Cliff Fazackerley and the Ribble Link Trust Ltd.
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