Tue 14th May to Fri 7th Jun 2002
Lea Road to the Railway Bridge.
Tue 14th May 2002: The view towards lock 5 from the works beneath Leyland Bridge. The recycled plastic landing stage and bank protection fenders below the lock have now been completed and the lock gates painted. The water is at operational level - 400mm below the top of the landing stage.
Tue 14th May 2002: A closer view of lock 5 from the top of the south bank.
Fri 24th May 2002: Lock 5 has been completed along with its weir and fish pass. (Photo by Cliff Fazackerley)
Tue 18th Jun 2002: Shuttering being prepared for casting the concrete and paving slab footholds under a balance beam at lock 5.
Fri 24th May 2002: The pound above lock 4 has been filled to the correct level. (Photo by Cliff Fazackerley)
Tue 18th Jun 2002: The completed weir, which incorporates a fish pass, across the start of the meander just upstream of lock 5. The channel from lock 5 is on the left.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: Hazel faggots will provide bank protection and a place for plants to establish themselves at the waterline.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: A composite image showing where the inside of each of the tight bends, between lock 5 and Savick Way, have been cut back a further five metres to make the bends less severe.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: Between lock 5 and Savick Way the banks are showing a goodgrowth of grass. Downstream of Savick Way a length of bank protection has been installed as another trial of the recycled plastic. The footpath can be seen running along the top of the bank.
Fri 24th May 2002: The Savick Way bridge works are complete. (Photo by Cliff Fazackerley)
Tue 18th Jun 2002: The new growth of grass can again be clearly seen on the south side of the channel, east of Savick Way bridge, as it leads to lock 4 and the railway bridge. The sandy line is at the operational water level. The footpath can be seen running from the Savick Way crossing and then along the top of the bank.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: Looking upstream over newly landscaped areas towards the completed lock 4 where the permanent boundary fencing has beeen erected. Hazel faggots can be seen at the waterline opposite the landing stage.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: The outfall of the lock 4 bywash channel.
Fri 7th Jun 2002: The view over the completed lock 4 where the permanent boundary fencing is being erected. ( Photo by Cliff Fazackerley)
Tue 18th Jun 2002: Completed concrete and paving slab footholds under a balance beam at lock 4.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: All the lock chambers have three pairs of rope rods, equally spaced along the sides and also three pairs of wooden bollards as here at lock 4.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: Looking east along lock 4 with the water of Savick Brook flowing over the sill. The rise here is almost twice that of lock 5.
Tue 18th Jun 2002: There is just a few inches of water in the channel as some remedial work is carried out on the bank by the bridge. The main section of the suspended walk-way beneath the arch of the railway bridge was installed over the weekend 15th/16th June.
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