Weaver lock repair investigation this week

Published: Monday, 04 November 2019

ENGINEERS were unable to carry out the necessary inspection of the damaged Saltersford Large Lock last week due to the weather.

But they should be able to do so this week and examine the void that has appeared to ascertain the damage and plan a method of repair, Keith Gudgin reports.

Satersford2Closed for a further week

This will take time and it is anticipated that the lock will be out of action for a further week whilst this is undertaken.

It may be remembered that there was a stoppage way back on the 2nd January this year when we were told it concerned a broken cill that would take until the 8th April to repair, then we were told there was a stop planks problem, then from time to time other problems with one requiring new steelwork, though no details were given.

The repair was eventually completed in August, taking five months.