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Devil's Hole Lock Lengthening - 1

canal dhl pound clearance
The result of clearance work by the MWWP of the canal just south of the DHL winding hole. The winding hole excavation can be see to the right of the off-side canal bank. Devil's Hole Lock is just around the corner to the left.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

canal dhl pound clearance
View looking south of clearance by the MWWP of the section south of the winding hole. (Oct 1, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

devils hole lock sluice channel.
Closeup of the cutout made for the sluice for the upper ground paddle. (Oct 1, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

devils hole lock pump outlet
A closeup view of the back pump outlet. (Oct 1, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

devils hole lock nearside
The near side with outer block work not far from the top. The outline of the gate recess can be seen in the cast concrete blocks in front of the nearer wheelbarrow. The space between the inner and outer walls will be filled with concrete. (Oct 1, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

devils hole lock offside
Blockwork proceeds on the offside upper cill. The opening in the wall is for outlet from the back pump, which unlike other restored locks on the canal, will be within the lock structure. (Oct 1, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

devils hole lock nearside
View from the off side showing the hole for the water. The existing paddle hole will be blanked off with concrete. (Sept 20, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

devils hole lock top cill off side.
The top cill, with block laying started. The channel for the water from the side paddles will go through the square hole being made in the existing structure. Normally water drops straight down below the paddle, but as this is a modification to an existing structure, the water will flow horizontally before falling to the bottom of the lock.(Sept 20, 2009.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)

devils hole winding hole
Work starts on the winding hole below Devil's Hole Lock (Sept 20, 2009.) The off side canal bank is in the foreground, with the excavator clearing the ground in preparation for forming the winding hole.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

devils hole lock shuttering
Shuttering and re-inforcing in place for concreting the new top cill. The pre-mix concrete arrived later in day this photo was taken. (Sept 3, 2009.).
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

devils hole lock pre-concrete
The head of the lock prepared for concreting the top cill. The excavator bucket was used to transfer the concrete to cill.
(Photo: Janet Phillips)

devils hole lock cill digger
Verrall's 20-tonne digger removes the original top cill at DHL in preparation for lenthening the lock to take boats of 22-metre length.
(Photo: Jim Phillips)

devils hole lock chamber
Aug. 9, 2009 - Devils Hole lock chamber a few days before work started to demolish the top cill and extend the head of the lock to take longer boats.
(Photo: Eric Walker)


Last updated  Friday, 19 March, 2010
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