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Loxwood Bridge Construction - 11

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For safety reasons the public is not allowed on this construction site at any time.

boat under bridge
Apr 9, 2009 - The trip boat Zachariah Keppel emerges, in reverse, from under the bridge.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

lock and bridge in water
Apr 9, 2009 - The trip boat Zachariah Keppel enters Loxwood New Lock for the first time.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

boat enters lock
Apr 9, 2009 - The canal in water at normal level from Loxwood New Lock to the B2133 Bridge.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

clear channel at bridge
Apr 8, 2009 - The bund (earth dam) removed and the water level in the canal being restored to normal.
(Photo: Tim Jolly)

digger removing bund
Apr 7, 2009 - Verrall's digger starts to remove the bund which has prevented canal water reaching the bridge works. The bund has been in place since the lowering of Onslow pound was completed in March 2007.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

digger in channel
Apr 6, 2009 - Verrall's digger completes the excavation for the channel between the lock and the bridge. The spoil is being used to fill behind the brick faced retaining wall, The nearside bank has also been profiled.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

digger
Apr 6, 2009 - Verrall's digger just fits under the bridge.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

lower gates fitted
Mar 25, 2009 - The lower gates fitted with the wooden bearers in place on the cill, viewed from the bridge side.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

lower gates fitted
Mar 25, 2009 - The lower gates fitted completed with paddle gear viewed from the lock chamber side.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

upper gates fitted
Mar 25, 2009 - The upper gates fitted and wooden bearers being made ready for fitting to the cill.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

towpath railings
Mar 25, 2009 - Railings being fitted to the towpath ramp.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

towpath railings and lock
Mar 25, 2009 - Railings being fitted to the towpath ramp and lower lock gates fitted.
(Photo: Richard Watson)

lock gates on lorry
Mar 24, 2009 - The gates arrive at Loxwood for the New Lock.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

lock - bridge channel
Mar 20, 2009 - The scaffolding removed - view from the towpath under the bridge towards the lock.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

lock - bridge channel
Mar 19, 2009 - The last of the scaffolding being removed by the the Thursday & Saturday Group.
(Photo: Eric Walker)

lock - bridge channel
Mar 15, 2009 - The channel looking west.
(Photo: Andy Keene)

lock - bridge channel
Mar 12, 2009 - The channel looking east viewed from under the arch of the horse bridge at the tail of Loxwood lock. The space behind the wall is being filled with concrete and soil.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

off side brick wall
Feb 28, 2009 - The bricking makes good progress on off side wall of the channel between the lock and the bridge.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

lock gates
Feb 25, 2009 - Lock gates nearing completion for Loxwood lock.
(Photo: Hargreaves Foundry)

brick delivery
Feb 19, 2009 - Bricks delivered for facing the offside retaining wall between the lock and the bridge. Bricklaying will start in earnest on Mon. 23 Feb.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

southwestern retaining wall
Feb 12, 2009 - Bricking next to the existing tail of the lock.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

southwestern retaining wall
Feb 12, 2009 - Bricklaying starts with first course along top of concrete blocks.
(Photo: Richard Emsley)

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