The final levelling and compacting of the stone in the lock chamber ready for piling work.

Eshton Lock repairs delayed by storm Eunice

ONE of the winter works delayed by storm Eunice has been the repairs at Eshton Lock on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal where a depression was discovered in the towpath alongside the lock wall last September, writes Colin Wareing.

The final levelling and compacting of the stone in the lock chamber ready for piling work.
The final levelling and compacting of the stone in the lock chamber ready for piling work.

Canal & River Trust engineers think that water had got in behind the wall and caused it to bulge inwards to the lock.

Repair work has included driving concrete piles into the lock landing before the wall could be dismantled and then rebuilt.

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To get the piling equipment in position it became necessary to fill the lock chamber with stone before the piling could start.

Heavy rain during storm Eunice had delayed the work and the predicted reopening has been put back from Easter 2022 to May 9.

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