Wednesday, 21 June 2006

The Rochdale

I see in the Inet press that the Rochdale canal is now open again. Since the 10th of June in fact. I know that a lot of people were complaining about how long it was taking, but when you see the work that was done and realise the cost to do it, one must must sit back and say WOW.

This was no mere hole plugging exercise. This was quite a major feat of waterways engineering.

The workings, with a price tag of £1.27 million, covered a distance of 160 meters and included PVC lining, new wash walls, a concrete channel spanning the IRK aqueduct and breach, the construction of deep moorings on the towpath, bollards and the inevitable "reed bed" not to mention the crayfish.

The work can be seen here at PENNINE WATERWAYS

The hole can be seen here.

I think BW and Co. should be commended for a job well done.

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