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Wallbridge Upper Lock Gates Installation

Photo Story of the Installation of Wallbridge Gates

Photographs by Mike Gallagher – Tuesday 13th December 2011

After a stormy night the sun broke through and the wind dropped to allow a trouble free lift and installation. The team comprised of transport supplied by SDT Machinery Removals, Ellis Cranes of Gloucester led by CEO Bill Ellis and gate manufacturer, Hargreaves led by Nigel Lord, while Land & Water's Chris Spencer oversaw proceedings.

The gates dropped smoothly down into position and the Hargreaves team bolted up the collars. Next came the balance beams…. and then came the weather everyone had been expecting. The top gates were installed in driving rain but the work continued without hitch.