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'London's Lost Route to the Sea'
Southland-Lock-2
chamber walls
The last but one upper section of the towpath side wall being poured with concrete. (Sept 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
chamber walls
Looking down on the top cill showing the curved head wall and the formwork above for the cill. (Sept 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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The space between the wall and the ground will be filled with shingle to allow drainage of the field on the left. (Sept 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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The formwork in place for the next section of wall to be cast. Sept 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Looking south along the lock, the reinforcing is in place for the top cill. The offside chamber wall is cast to full height. (Sept 1, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Looking north along the lock. The lower gate recesses are visible on the right just above the board and on the left on the walkway. (August 18, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Looking north along the lock withe the towpath on the left. (August 18, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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The form work for the offside ground paddle culvert. (August 18, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Looking south along the lock, the chamber walls are complete up to walkway level. Form work for the wall in front of the culvert is being lowered into position. (August 18, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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The form work under construction for the curved head wall (August 18, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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A view of the lock showing the recently layed hedge alonside the towpath. The towpath has remained open during the construction. (August 4, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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A view along the reinforcing cage. (August 4, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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The chamber walls are concreted up to about two thirds their final height for about a quarter of their final length. (August 4, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
chamber walls
Looking north from the tail of the lock. The concrete piles are visible on the right. In addition to forming a shutter for the rear of the chamber walls they also retain the ground while the chamber is dug out. (August 4, 2011.)
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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(August 4, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
chamber walls
(August 4, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
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Looking south from the head of the lock, the construction of the re-inforced concrete walls is well advaced. (August 4, 2011.).
(Photo: Richard Crook)
re-inforcing rods in the hole
Top of the re-inforcing cage visible in the hole. About half a cubic metre of concrete is forced into each hole through the center of the auger. At this date about half the piling had been completed. (July 16, 2011.).
(Photo: Sally Schupke)
re-inforcing rods
The re-inforcing cage being lifted before being lowering into the concrete filled hole made by the auger. (July 16, 2011.).
(Photo: Sally Schupke)
piling machine
The Burras piling auger at work on Southland Lock. The site of the original lock chamber has been temporarily filled and covered with timbers to provide a platform for the drill to work from. (July 16, 2011.).
(Photo: Sally Schupke)

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